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Mashable 03/01/2021

"For too long, women's stories and contributions have been left out of our national narrative, says Jennifer Herrera, vice president of external affairs at the National Women's History Museum. 'History is only as complete as the stories we teach, share, and learn. Women’s history is exciting and inspiring and empowering, and by including women’s voices and women’s stories, we’re telling a more inclusive, representative, and accurate history,' she says."

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10 Iconic Women Who Changed LA Forever

Red Tricycle 03/01/2021

"Nearly 70 years before Kamala Harris would become our first female Vice President, Charlotta Spears Bass was the first Black woman to run for vice president of the United States in 1952, on the Progressive Party ticker. In addition to working in politics, Spears owned and ran LA-based African American newspaper The California Eagle, and a civil rights activist, according to the National Women's History Museum. Over the years, Bass's paper addressed racial injustices, including discrimination in schools, housing, and employment."

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Why Women's History Month is in March

CNN 03/01/2021

"In the 1970's, local groups and municipalities began celebrating Women's History Week. According to the National Women's History Museum, one of the most notable celebrations was organized in Santa Rosa, California, by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women in 1978.”

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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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