NWHM in the News

Op-Ed: The State of Black Women in American Politics

Ebony 03/24/2023

“As the Vice Chair of the National Women’s History Museum, I am proud that we will be able to bring to life some of these Black female trailblazers at the new exhibit in Washington, D.C, "We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC." By showcasing their contributions to women’s history through political activism, we can help reverse the alienation and under-representation experienced by younger women."


12 Events to Commemorate Women’s History Month

Celebrate women’s history all month long with empowering events throughout the D.C. area.

District Fray 03/16/2023

"Celebrate the opening of the new exhibit at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, in partnership with the National Women’s History Museum. The 'We Who Believe In Freedom: Black Feminist DC' exhibit will open with a night of hands-on activities and giveaways, bites by DC Central Kitchen and a special performance by Rochelle Rice. Free. 5 p.m. 901 G St. NW, DC."


Anna Arnold Hedgeman Played a Key Role in Organizing the March on Washington, but She’s Often Overlooked

CBS8 03/15/2023

" Hedgeman was born on July 5, 1899, in Marshalltown, Iowa. After she graduated from high school in 1918, she became the first African American person to attend Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She graduated in 1922 with a bachelor’s degree in English, according to the National Women’s History Museum and Hamline University. "


Ned Bristol: We Owe Much to Pioneers of Women's Rights

The Sun Chronicle 03/15/2023

"When you look into it you discover that Women’s History Month was declared only in 1987 when Congress passed a law designating March as the time to honor those who worked for women’s rights, according to the National Women’s History Museum."


The number of museums in America devoted to women are few, but growing

CBS 03/14/2023

"The National Women's History Museum allows you to access women's stories in history, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."


It’s All About Inspiring Women’s Stories at the National Women’s History Museum

A Boomer's Life After 50 03/13/2023

"In celebration of March Women’s History Month, I’m pleased to share my interview with Jennifer Herrera, Vice President of External Affairs for the National Women’s History Museum. I enjoyed learning about the important work that this organization is doing to bring women’s stories to the forefront. Like me, I hope once you read about their efforts you’ll want to know more. The best thing is that this museum is virtual. You can partake in many of the activities and programs from the comfort of your own home."


Women's History Month

51% (WAMC Northeast Public Radio) 03/09/2023

"On this week’s 51%, we recognize Women’s History Month. Jennifer Herrera, vice president of external affairs for the National Women’s History Museum, shares how the organization is working to fill the gaps in our history books."


Women don’t need to be astronauts for their stories to matter.”

Interview with Jennifer Herrera

All About History 03/08/2023

"Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History museum is an online museum, dedicated to uncovering and sharing the stories of women throughout the history of the USA. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to the museum’s chief communications officer, Jennifer Herrera about the museum’s history and how it seeks to celebrate the lives of women throughout history…"


New Mexico Highway Markers Celebrate Women’s History

Albuquerque Journal 03/08/2023

"'“According to the National Women’s History Museum, women are referenced less than11% in state history books, kindergarten-12,' she said. New Mexico Sen. Siah Correa Hemphill said it’s time to fix that."


Women's History Month Around DC: Art Exhibits, Tours, Concerts and More Ways to Celebrate

NBC4 Washington 03/08/2023

"We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC (March 30, MLK Jr. Memorial Library, free): "We Who Believe in Freedom" will be the first full, in-person exhibit from the National Women's History Museum — and it will open to the public for the first time this month. Learn about Black feminist organizers and leaders, including Eleanor Holmes Norton and Mary Treadwell, plus their impact on communities in D.C. and across the country. On opening night, visitors can enjoy a special performance by Rochelle Rice and complimentary snacks."