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From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty (WW Norton, 2018)

Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world’s funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her account questions the rituals of the American funeral industry—especially chemical embalming—and suggests that the most effective traditions are those that allow mourners to personally attend to the body of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by artist Landis Blair, From Here to Eternity is an adventure into the morbid unknown, a fascinating tour through the unique ways people everywhere confront mortality.

Order From Here to Eternity from East City Bookshop today!

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It’s Time to Complete the Story. 

Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.

Myra Pollack Sadker
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The fact that Latinas are overcoming some of these challenges says a lot about their motivation, resilience, and fortitude. They are also well aware that each and every one of their successes sends an important message to the community at large: We are an integral part of the fabric of this country, we’re deeply committed to this nation’s success, and we’re unstoppable.

October Fab Five Biographies

To celebrate the essential strength of women this season, the heroes featured in this month’s Fab Five have all achieved distinction in the fields of medicine and health sciences. 

If we want our girls to benefit from the courage and wisdom of the women before them, we have to share the stories.

Shireen Dodson
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Many of us are not sure how to counter racism when we witness it and don’t know what to say when people we know downplay or trivialize the hate, prejudice and discrimination that people of color experience in our country.

Being an ally in the struggle for racial justice and equity goes beyond simply not being racist. We hope this list of resources help to educate and motivate you to take action.

Students and Educators

Discover our educational resources. Find lesson plans, biographies, posters, timelines, videos, and more on a wide variety of women's history topics. 

Museum News

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National Women's History Museum Debuts Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project Microsite

New interactive microsite showcases journals from the Museum’s groundbreaking initiative to record history as it happens.
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021!

NWHM, in partnership with Telemundo’s Unstoppable Women program, is proud to present our inaugural Hispanic Heritage Month Resource Toolkit, available in English and Spanish.
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JUST LAUNCHED!

Visit our new microsite for NWHM's Women Writing History initiative, designed to ensure that the unique voices and experiences of women, girls, and nonbinary individuals were not left out of the telling of the COVID-19 story.

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CALLING ALL KIDS!

Join NWHM and author Delanda Coleman on October 20 at 12 p.m. EDT for a special Halloween themed reading of her book, More Than a Princess, with Q&A to follow.

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SHOP OUR NEW "EMPOWER" COLLECTION

Every purchase supports our work to uncover, amplify, and celebrate women's history.

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NEW EXHIBIT

As the third wave of feminism started in the 90s, women’s rights activists longed for a movement that continued the work of their predecessors while addressing their current struggles. Learn more in our new virtual exhibit, available in English & Spanish.

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Upcoming Events

2021-11-10

Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: A Vote For Susanna

Calling all Brave Girls! Join author Karen M. Greenwald for a live reading with Q&A of her book, "A Vote For Susanna: The First Woman Mayor."
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2021-12-05

Feminism: The Fourth Wave: Guest Curator-Led Virtual Tour

Join NWHM for a guest curator-led virtual walkthrough of our upcoming exhibit, Feminism: The Fourth Wave.
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2021-12-12

The Missing Waves of Feminism Symposium Series: The Fourth Wave

"The Missing Waves” is a four-part series that examines the “lost eras” of the traditionally recognized canon of the Four Waves of Feminism, including examples of early activism, the roles of minority women, and the impact of social movements.
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