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Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall (Viking Press, 2020)

Some reviewers have referred to Mikki Kendall’s recent contribution to the field as a “searing indictment of feminism” and “an interrogation of the failings of the mainstream feminist movement,” and while it is both of these, it is also an honest reckoning of the feminist movement, an act of love for voices that have been silenced and experiences that have gone unvalidated, and a call to action for solidarity among women—both black and white. Eloquently written through a series of essays with strength, forthrightness, and insightful knowledge, Kendall’s work is a welcome and needed addition to feminist discourse.
- Lori Ann Terjesen, NWHM Director of Education

Support Women's History

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
Professor, Author, Researcher, and Activist

Articles & Features

SPARS Poster

By 1942, WWII was well underway. Though the United States Coast Guard began employing women as civilian clerical workers a year earlier, the service sought to free up men for active duty. Learn about the women who served as rescue boat operators for stranded sailors, keepers of lighthouse lamps, and more.

Fab Five Biographies

Our June Fab Five celebrates Five African-American Activists!

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

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. 

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A Message from the National Women's History Museum

"We are grateful to have a powerful platform in which to tell women's stories, and we recognize our responsibility as a steward of women's history to bear witness by not simply standing in solidarity, but acting in solidarity." Click for entire statement.
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NWHM Welcomes Tena Clark and Carol McCarthy to Its Board of Directors

The National Women’s History Museum announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Tena Clark, CEO and chief creative officer of DMI Music & Media Solutions, and Carol McCarthy, executive vice president of Motion Agency.
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Upcoming Events

2020-08-20

DETERMINED TO RISE

THE FORUM, MICHIGAN HISTORY CENTER, 702 W. KALAMAZOO STREET, LANSING, MI 48915 IN COLLABORATION WITH MICHIGAN WOMEN FORWARD WOMAN’S SUFFRAGE: THE WEST CAME FIRST
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2020-08-26

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF US WOMAN SUFFRAGE!

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF US WOMAN SUFFRAGE!
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2020-08-27

DETERMINED TO RISE

As the centenary of woman suffrage approaches, the National Women’s History Museum presents a commemorative initiative, “Determined to Rise:” Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights. THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY, CHICAGO, IL
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2020-09-19

GIRL SCOUTS NATIONS CAPITAL REGION TOP 100

WASHINGTON, DC
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