NWHM in the News

Iconic figures Johnny Cash and Daisy Bates replace controversial statues in the U.S. Capitol

Deseret News 05/08/2024

The National Women’s History Museum gives a brief biography of Daisy Bates, born in Huttig, Arkansas, in 1914. Bates was three years old when her mother was killed by three white men. Her biological mother’s death forced Bates to confront racism at an early age, pushing her into a life of fighting racial injustice ... She also served as the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, which transformed the Civil Rights Movement, according to the article.


U.S. Mint hosts ceremony marking Patsy T. Mink quarter in D.C.

University of Hawai'i News 04/29/2024

The U.S. Mint celebrated the recent release of a quarter in Washington, D.C. honoring Patsy Takemoto Mink, a distinguished University of Hawaiʻi alumna. The quarter honoring Mink is the second release in 2024 and the 12th coin overall in the American Women Quarters™ (AWQ) Program. Nearly 200 attendees enjoyed the special celebration in the Cannon Caucus Room in the Cannon House Office Building. It included formal remarks, a short film about Mink, a coin pour and a panel discussion. The event was held in partnership with the National Women’s History Museum and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum.


First woman of color in space to speak at Rose-Hulman

WIBQ 04/23/2024

"...On September 12, 1992 Jemison and six other astronauts went into space on the space shuttle Endeavor. This voyage made Jemison the first African American woman in space. The team made 127 orbits around the Earth and returned to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on September 20, 1992." - Mae Jemison’s biography as written for the National Women’s History Museum


Sharing Mana‘o

The Maui News 04/19/2024

“Historic Change: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of the Honorable Patsy Takemoto Mink” commemorates the release of the 2024 Patsy Mink quarter, the twelfth coin in the United States Mint’s American Women Quarters Program. If you’re one of the fortunate few who still has home delivery of The Maui News, and are reading this paper with your morning coffee, you might be able to catch the tail end of the live stream program hosted by the U.S. Mint, the National Women’s History Museum, the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and Senator Mazie Hirono.


Here are the women being honored on quarters this year

Fox LiveNOW 04/15/2024

The Secretary of the Treasury selects the honorees following consultation with the Smithsonian Institution’s American Women’s History Initiative, the National Women’s History Museum, and the Congressional Bipartisan Women’s Caucus. The American Women Quarters feature contributions from a variety of fields including civil rights, government, humanities, science, space, and the arts. The women honored are also from ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse backgrounds.


Quarter honoring Title IX champion Patsy T. Mink is released

University of Hawaiʻi System News 03/28/2024

A special quarter celebrating the life and legacy of Patsy Takemoto Mink, a distinguished University of Hawaiʻi alumna, is available for purchase from the U.S. Mint, and began shipping on March 25. An event announcing the release and honoring the former U.S. Congresswoman and Title IX champion was held at the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.


Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Folk Alley

FolkAlley 03/27/2024

As Women’s History Month 2024 comes to an end, we thought we’d reshare an article we first published last March. All month we’ve been celebrating some of our favorite women in music on our website and social media.


Inclusion Hero Of The Week: Shirley Chisholm’s Legacy Speaks Volumes

Forbes 03/25/2024

According to an article by Debra Michals for the National Women's History Museum, she championed legislation supporting racial and gender equity. For example, Chisholm was hugely influential in prioritizing the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment. Her gift of language and persuasion helped combat challenges that threatened to stall the amendment.


Changemakers: New Quarter Program Honors American Women Throughout History

KIRO7.com 03/25/2024

“When you look at what the U.S. Mint does, we’re experts in making coins, but we’re not experts in women’s history.” Thompson’s team worked with the Smithsonian American Women’s History, the National Women’s History Museum, and the Congressional Bipartisan Women’s Caucus – in addition to opening up the conversation to the public online. “These are going to be the nation’s coins, so hearing public input was vital.”


National Women’s History Museum, The Importance of Women’s History


National Women’s History Museum, The Importance of Women’s History