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The Fight for Equality and Voting Rights Continue: 95 Years after the 19th Amendment

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Ninety-five years ago, after tireless work by generations of advocates, the 19th Amendment, finally, became the law of the land guaranteeing the right to vote for women. One hundred years ago, the success of the 19th Amendment did not seem so inevitable.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' and the Inclusive Future Of American History

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
Ian Reifowitz

If people see their ancestral experience integrated -- not just mentioned in a checklist kind of way, but fully integrated into the larger narrative -- then they are far more likely to see that larger narrative of American history as something that speaks to them.

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy. The reformers profiled below exercised influence not only because of the number of people they mobilized, but also because of the moral force of their ideas.

Women and People of Color Soon on U.S. Paper Currency?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Since the year 2020 marks the 100 year commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution granting women the vote, petition organizers argue that the time has long-since come for women to grace our currency, especially our paper bills.

102 Years Ago, Alice Paul Led Another Voting Rights March That Led to Women's Suffrage

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Paul's critics called her a fanatic. Her loyal followers considered her a self-sacrificing heroine who inspired women to take risks for the cause. She was a charismatic figure who not only had incredible leadership skills, but also was a gifted administrator, a rare combination.

Celebrate MLK, But Honor One Who Went Before Him

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Known by all as the strongest advocate for equal rights for African Americans using non-violence, King has become a giant in the history of the quest for civil liberty and social justice.

We Are the Dream They Dreamed

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Maria Rodale

It's really not about "equality"; it's about freedom. Freedom. FREEDOM. The freedom to live a life fully and without fear, no matter your gender. Women today, especially in America, are living a dream that our foremothers dreamed for us. And they have passed the torch to us.

A Grandmother on 'Uppity Women', Universal Suffrage and Protecting the Vote

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Ninety-four years ago, August 18, 1920, Tennessee, the last state required to approve it, ratified the 19th amendment to the Constitution. In that moment, due to an "uppity" woman who raised a thoughtful son, American women gained the right to vote.

Another Bend of the Arc Towards Justice

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

While it doesn't carry any legal weight, only the power of symbolism, the most touching moments for me in the president's presentation were his fluency with the word "transgender."

Feminism: 4th Down?

Cate Montana | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Cate Montana

Once upon a time, feminism was a clear-cut moral and social imperative and sheer common sense. Now the F word means rants on New Feminism, embodied feminism, Miley Cyrus and rebranding. It's a commodity. Ad agency fodder.

Women's Rights and Inequality in America

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

There's the woman whose co-worker had to make a sign designating her as "Engineer" because, in meetings, people would assume she was a secretary. Another woman pipes up to say: "Even if I introduce myself as 'doctor,' male (particularly older male) parents of patients still refer to me as the nurse."

Feminism Gets Presidential Seal of Approval

Charles Clymer | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Charles Clymer

Fifteen other Americans will also be honored, including Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton, but what makes Gloria Steinem's selection notable is how, by extension, the movement she has helped lead over the past four decades will be honored.

Remembering Alice Paul

Pam Allyn | Posted 09.16.2013 | New York
Pam Allyn

Let's not vote for Eliot Spitzer or Anthony Weiner, for the sake of our daughters and every young woman growing up in New York City and around the world.

The Idea of a Women's March on Washington

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women
John Tepper Marlin

Progress has been achieved -- yes, that is obvious -- since the first parade. But the Deltas are marching not so much out of reverence for the past as out of determination to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Celebrating Women's History Month

Posted 03.08.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: March is Women’s History Month. The National Women's History Proj...

92 Years and Voting

Stephenie Foster | Posted 10.26.2012 | Women
Stephenie Foster

August 26 is Women's Equality Day, the 92nd Anniversary of women's right to vote in the United States.

We Can Do It: anecdota Presents 'Take What Is Yours'

Bess Rowen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

If you would like to see a creative, historically sound and well-played piece of theatre, then Take What Is Yours is for you.

International Woman's Day: From Then to Now Who Is the 21st Century American Woman?

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jake Diliberto

International Woman's Day: From then to now who is the 21st Century American Woman? Observing women's history, it has been a battlefield over ideas, ...

Little-Remembered Stories of Women and the Vote

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

The problem with articles about women's suffrage is that "were given" is dead-on inaccurate; even the wording, "got the vote" does not begin to explain the battle that women suffragists waged in order for women to vote.

The Women's Deliberation Movement

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

In this era, we can no longer afford for deliberation, defined as "leisureliness of movement or action; slowness" to define us as women.

Could Michael Moore Know Why Women Are Unhappy?

Kamala Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kamala Lopez

Simply put -- are women, should women be equal or not? Not implicitly equal. Not equal in New York state but not so much in Georgia. Not equal in every area as compared to men. Just equal, plain and simple?

Passing on Our Values: The Legacy of Freedom

Rachael Freed | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

Our daughters and granddaughters, texting and twittering, can't imagine a world before computers, or television, a world when American women didn't have the freedom to vote.

"Lipstick" is the New Spanx®

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brett Ashley McKenzie

Some women invoke their gender to conceal their personality flaws, excuse factually inaccurate or downright dishonest statements, and play the victim card when the need be.