Celebrating Women’s History Month From Home
Even during a pandemic, we can still honor the women who've paved the way for gender equality. Here's how you can celebrate Women's history this month and every month.
LET’S TALK ABOUT WOMEN’S HISTORY
Women, especially women of color, have continuously led the fight to expand access to equitable education in America— – with reverberating effects in every facet of society. This women’s history month (and every month), you can explore these online resources to better understand how women’s varied experiences and perspectives have shaped society, and continue to do so today.
What to explore
- Online exhibits from the National Women’s History Museum
- Biographies from the National Women’s History Museum
- Online resources from The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Women Also Know History Database
What we’re listening to
“The New York Public Radio Archives has pulled together some of the department’s leading preservation work, series and sonic artifacts concerning women’s history.” – WNYC
“No Man’s Land is a podcast about women who were too bad for your textbooks. It’s hosted by Alexis Coe, the in-house historian for The Wing, a network of work and community spaces for women.” – The Wing
What we’re watching
“The first season of Makers tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves.” – PBS
“Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Luis Valdez, Angela Dacis, her children and more, Dolores is an intimate and inspiring portrait of a passionate champion of the oppressed and an indomitable woman willing to accept the personal sacrifices involved in committing one’s life to social change.” – PBS
3 books to get lost in
Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon
Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray by Rosaline Rosenberg
How are you exploring women’s history this month and beyond? Share on social by tagging @XQAmerica and #ReThinkHighSchool or email [email protected] with any questions or leads.