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  • emCode Girlsem
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    Code Girls

    Liza Mundy talked about her book, Code Girls, about the contributions of women code breakers during World War II. She spoke at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books.

  • emHidden Figuresem
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    Hidden Figures

    Margot Lee Shetterly talked about her book, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. She spoke at the 17th…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the Boy Scouts' decision to allow girls to join starting in 2018.

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments from women on the Trump administration’s decision to roll back the Affordable Care Act birth control mandate. Robin Bravender,…

  • Anne Hutchinson and 17th Century Puritan Views on Women
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    Anne Hutchinson and 17th Century Puritan Views on Women

    Eve LaPlante talked about her book, American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans. She focused on 17th century Puritan views regarding women’s…

  • Michelle Obama in Conversation with Shonda Rhimes
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    Michelle Obama at Pennsylvania Conference for Women

    Former first lady Michelle Obama talked about life in and after the White House and about women’s empowerment at the annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women. Shonda Rhimes, the creator and executive producer of the…

  • emInvisible No Moreem
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    Invisible No More

    Andrea Ritchie talked about her book Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, in which she provides her thoughts on how women of color are affected by…

  • emMadame Presidentem
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    Madame President

    Helene Cooper talked about her book, Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, about the life of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women’s movement…

  • Myrtilla Miners School for African American Girls
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    Myrtilla Miner's School for African American Girls

    Kimberly Bender talked about the impact and legacy of abolitionist Myrtilla Miner’s school for formerly enslaved African American girls. Ms. Miner, a white woman from New York, moved to the…

  • emRemember the Ladiesem
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    Remember the Ladies

    Angela Dodson talked about her book Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box, in which hse recounts the national suffrage movement and profiles many…

  • Washington Journal Angela Dodson Discusses the Womens Suffrage Movement
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    Angela Dodson on the Women's Suffrage Movement

    Angela Dodson, author of Remember the Ladies, talked about the women’s suffrage movement and the obstacles it faced before the 1920 ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.

  • May Arkwright Hutton Collection
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    May Arkwright Hutton Collection

    Nancy Engles talked about May Arkwright Hutton, who played an important role in the woman’s suffrage movement in the Pacific Northwest. Ms. Engles showed items from the May Arkwright Hutton special collection that…

  • Conversation with Justice Elena Kagan
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    Conversation with Justice Elena Kagan

    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan spoke with Margaret Marshall, retired chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, about the influence of former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the careers of the…

  • Washington Journal Reshma Saujani Discusses Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Fields
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    Reshma Saujani on Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

    Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of the non-profit group Girls Who Code, talked about increasing the number of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • Civil WarEra Women and Volunteerism
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    Civil War-Era Women and Volunteerism

    Professor Judith Giesberg talked about the ways northern middle-class women volunteered during the Civil War. She focused on Louisa May Alcott’s time as Civil War nurse chronicled in her…

  • Dava Sobel Discusses emThe Glass Universeem
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    The Glass Universe

    Dava Sobel talked about her book, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, about women who worked for the Harvard College Observatory, studying…

  • Divisions in Modern Womens Movement
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    Divisions in Modern Women's Movement

    Marjorie Spruill talked about her book Divided We Stand, in which she chronicles the development of competing liberal and conservative factions in the women’s movement from the late-1970s…

  • emBeyond Combatem
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    Beyond Combat

    Heather Marie Stur talked about her book, Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era, about the different roles played by both American and Vietnamese women during the Vietnam War. C-SPAN’s…

  • emWorth a Dozen Menem
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    Worth a Dozen Men

    Libra Hilde talked about her book, Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South, about the role played by Southern female nurses during the Civil War and how the Confederacy relied on their labor.…

  • Challenges After Womens Suffrage
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    Challenges After Women's Suffrage

    Professor Robyn Muncy talked about women’s voting rights following ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. She focused on African Americans in the South as well as Native Americans and…

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