Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: Love Is - May 12
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The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs (Flatiron Books, 2021)

Berdis Baldwin, Alberta King, and Louise Little were all born at the beginning of the 20th century and were forced to contend with the prejudices of Jim Crow as Black women. These three extraordinary women passed their knowledge to their children with the hope of helping them to survive in a society that would deny their humanity from the very beginning. These women used their strength and motherhood to push their children toward greatness, all with a conviction that every human being deserves dignity and respect despite the rampant discrimination they faced. 

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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
Professor, Author, Researcher, and Activist

Articles & Features

Anna May Jarvis led the movement for the commemoration of Mother’s Day to honor her beloved mother, then spent the rest of her life fighting the holiday’s commercial and political exploitation.

Fab Five Biographies

The women featured in this month’s Fab Five are women who broke barriers in the arts. As dancers, sculptors, writers, and actors, these women serve as an inspiration to all! 

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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Which trailblazing women do you want to see on the U.S. quarter?

Share your recommendations of prominent American women for the Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020 here!
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Anna May Wong

Just Released! NWHM's 2021 Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Resource Toolkit

We're pleased to present our 2021 Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Resource Toolkit 2021, filled with links to biographies, events, and programming to celebrate this important month. Click "Read More" to download the PDF!
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Upcoming Events

2021-05-16

[email protected]: The Women's Army Corps, Guest Curator-Led Virtual Tour

Join us for a guest curator-led virtual tour of this popular NWHM online exhibit.
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2021-05-23

[email protected]: Feminism: The First Wave, Guest Curator-Led Virtual Tour

Join the NWHM for a guest curator-led virtual tour of our new exhibit, "Feminism: The First Wave."
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2021-05-26

Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: June Almeida, Virus Detective!: The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus

Calling all kids in grades K-4! Join illustrator Elisa Paganelli for a special reading of "June Almeida, Virus Detective!" Elisa will answer audience questions after the reading, and two copies of the book will be given away as door prizes!
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2021-06-09

Leading Voices: Conversations on Preservation, Resilience, and Cultural Philanthropy

NWHM Board Chair Susan Whiting and acclaimed architect Elizabeth Diller share their thoughts on the challenges of building cultural centers, the power of design to inspire participation, and the process that leads to successful projects.
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