NWHM in the News

Nanyehi “Nancy” Ward Helped Lead the Cherokee Nation As a Teenager

OG History is a Teen Vogue series where we unearth history not told through a white, cisheteropatriarchal lens.

Teen Vogue 11/30/2020

"Nanyehi’s story lives on through the efforts of organizations like the New-York Historical Society Center for Women’s History, the National Women’s History Museum; the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums; and other members of the Made By Us history and civics coalition."


What to Watch this Weekend: 10 Picks Including Oprah, Whoopi and Celine

Los Angeles Times 11/25/2020

“Maria Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina” The trailblazing Native American dance artist who died in 2013 is celebrated in this virtual exhibit presented by the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. Available anytime. Free. womenshistory.org


Isabella Boylston recommends ‘America’s Prima Ballerina’ Maria Tallchief’s memoir

WNET 11/19/2020

"When I first performed Alexei Ratmansky’s 'Firebird,' I went to the New York Public Library and studied Maria Tallchief’s performance in the Stravinsky ballet, a role that was created for her by her then-husband George Balanchine. The solo where she hypnotically bourrées across the stage, staying on pointe for what seems like an eternity, is pure magic. The audience used to go crazy following performances of her sensational interpretation of the Firebird. Intelligent, beautiful, talented, hard-working and innately glamorous, she was a true star in every sense."


National Women’s History Museum launches virtual exhibit on Oklahoma Native American ballerina Maria Tallchief

The Oklahoman 11/18/2020

The National Women’s History Museum has launched the new virtual exhibit "Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina" as part of its Native American Heritage Month programming. The exhibit explores the life and career of Tallchief, an Oklahoma native and member of the Osage Nation who became the first prima ballerina in the United States and the first in the nation to perform beloved roles such as "The Nutcracker's" Sugar Plum Fairy and the title role of "Firebird."


Lucille Bridges, Mother of Activist Ruby Bridges, Dies at 86

U.S. News & World Report 11/11/2020

"Cantrell said Ruby's father, Abon Bridges, was initially reluctant to send his daughter to the all-white William Frantz Elementary School as a first-grader in 1960, at the request of the NAACP. But his wife insisted. According to the National Women's History Museum, Lucille Bridges wanted her daughter to have the education she never had. She walked her daughter to school every day, the museum said."


Lucille Bridges, Mother of Civil Rights Trailblazer, Dies at 86

New York Times 11/11/2020

"Ms. Bridges escorted her daughter to school every day for a year because of continuing protests, according to the National Women’s History Museum."


VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for INTO LIGHT

Broadway World 11/05/2020

"In honor of 100 years of the 19th Amendment and women's right to vote, Multicom Entertainment Group, has acquired "Into Light," a new and timely film about turn of the century suffragist Inez Milholland."


Women's March 2020: A history of fighting for change

As we approach this year's Women’s March, we look back at how the movement has evolved through the years.

WUSA9 10/15/2020

"In order to better understand the significance of this year’s March, Jennifer Herrera with the National Women’s History Museum shared some of the historic moments leading up to this point."


Mattel Unveils Susan B. Anthony Barbie Doll as Newest Addition to Inspiring Women Series

Mattel said they created the doll to celebrate "Susan's pioneering efforts and far-reaching impact" on women's suffrage

People 10/06/2020

"For Mattel's Inspiring Women Series, the company revealed a doll of Anthony in honor of her 'pioneering efforts and far-reaching impact' in the fight for women's suffrage."


Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer

Crusader for Justice & Iconic Voting Rights Champion

Because of Them We Can 10/06/2020

"Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer was born October 6, 1917 in the Mississippi Delta, the last of 20 children born to sharecroppers Lou Ella and James Townsend, the National Women’s History Museum reports."