NWHM in the News

Alice Paul Act Would Protect Voting Rights

​Two South Jersey congressmen have introduced legislation to protect a citizen's access to vote.

Patch News 02/24/2021

"Paul was born in Mount Laurel in 1885. She attended Moorestown Friends School, graduating at the top of her class. She met Lucy Burns and joined the Women's Suffrage Movement while studying social work in England, according to the National Women's History Museum."

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Kamala Harris Portrait in DC Honors Shattered Glass Ceiling

Yahoo! News 02/22/2021

"Sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum and Chief, a female networking organization, the 6′ X 6′ display was commissioned to symbolize the proverbial glass ceiling finally being shattered with Harris’ election."

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BESSIE COLEMAN CENTENNIAL CELEBRATES LEGACY OF INSPIRATION

AOPA - The Freedom to Fly 02/18/2021

"Bessie had been pondering goals for her future; when she heard that women in France were soaring in the sky as pilots, she knew what she wanted to do. However, “She applied to many flight schools across the country, but no school would take her because she was both African American and a woman,” notes a biography of her posted online by the National Women’s History Museum."

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The Women's History Month 2021 Theme Might Sound Familiar

Romper 02/17/2021

"As for the event calendar, the National Women’s History Museum has two March activities you can attend virtually: On March 8, tune in for a virtual viewing of And She Could Be Next, a miniseries about political leaders Stacey Abrams (GA), Rashida Tlaib (MI), Lucy McBath (GA), Veronica Escobar (TX), Maria Elena Durazo (CA), and Bushra Amiwala (IL). To sign up, click here. On March 11, the National Portrait Gallery will look at the lives of abolitionist Sojourner Truth, American gay liberation and transgender rights activist Sylvia Rivera, and pilot Bessie Coleman for a discussion on social justice that you can register to attend here."

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STORIES OF BLACK HISTORY: Ruby Bridges, the 6-year-old girl who changed history

THE MERCURY 02/16/2021

"'Bridges and her mother were escorted by four federal marshals to the school every day that year. She walked past crowds screaming vicious slurs at her. Undeterred, she later said she only became frightened when she saw a woman holding a black baby doll in a coffin,' according to an article on the National Women's History Museum website."

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Valentine’s Day, Cooking Workshops, and the Lunar New Year: Things to Do in DC, February 11-15

Washingtonian 02/11/2021

"'Where Are the Women?' is an online education summit aimed at addressing the underrepresentation of women in American history curricula. From creators of the PBS series Unladylike 2020, the National Women’s History Museum, and other education organizations, the event features panel discussions, presentations, and interactive Q&As with professors and historians who are working to change the gender disparity in history classrooms. Saturday 2/13 at 1 PM; Free, watch it on YouTube here."

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Kamala Harris Portrait Draws Inspiration From the Glass Ceiling She Shattered

Artist Simon Berger created the unconventional likeness of the vice president in just one day

Smithsonian Magazine 02/09/2021

"Speaking with the AP, Holly Hotchner, NWHM’s president and CEO, says, “This will just be a wonderful visual emblem of this moment in time and hopefully people will reflect a little bit on all the barriers that have been broken by her election.”

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Harris’ historic election celebrated in cracked glass portrait

PBS NewsHour 02/09/2021

"The 6-by-6 foot (1.8 meter), 350-pound (159 kilogram) portrait, meant to symbolize Harris breaking through a glass ceiling, was unveiled Thursday at the Lincoln Memorial by groups excited by Harris’ historic election as the first woman and person of color to the nation’s second-highest office."

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VP’s Historic Election Celebrated in Cracked Glass Portrait

Associated Press 02/04/2021

"'This will just be a wonderful visual emblem of this moment in time and hopefully people will reflect a little bit on all the barriers that have been broken by her election,' said Holly Hotchner, president and CEO of the National Women’s History Museum, a co-sponsor of the project."

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Take this Month to Visit Black History Exhibits Online

Mashable 02/01/2021

"In 2016, the National Women’s History Museum launched this online photo exhibition documenting the role of Black women during the civil rights movement as leaders, organizers, and faces of the movement. As the exhibit states, "African American women were the critical mass, the grassroots leaders challenging America to embrace justice and equality for all." The website features art and documents dating from early anti-abolition efforts all the way to the mid-20th century."

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