Women's Equality Day
The Secret History of Wonder Woman08/25/15
According to author Jill Lepore Wonder Woman is the missing link in the history of struggle for women's rights. (Life Matters, Radio National, 12/9/2014)
A History of Red Lipstick: From Suffragettes to Coco Chanel
Red lipstick is as en vogue as ever this summer. But did you know that behind that color is a rich history steeped in identity, self-expression, and liberation? (The Takeaway, WNYC, 6/17/2014)
Oldest National Park Ranger Shares 'What Gets Remembered'
Betty Reid Soskin has seen World War II, the civil rights movement, and lived "lots and lots of lives." The 92-year-old shares what she's learned with guest host Celeste Headlee. (Tell Me More, NPR)
Black Women Striving for Suffrage
The history of the women's movement for suffrage was written by white women and largely overshadows the African-American feminists who worked alongside them, battling not only gender inequity but also racism, disenfranchisement and segregation from...
American History XX: Jeannette Rankin
Our series American History XX concludes today with a look at the career of Jeannette Rankin, a pioneering suffragist who was the first woman elected to the United States Congress in 1916. Jean Luckowski, professor at the University of Montana, takes...
- Palo Alto, United States