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  • emUnboundem
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    Sociologist Arlene Stein examined gender transitions and what it means to be male or female in today’s society.

  • Cowgirls of the American West
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    Cowgirls of the American West

    The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors women who helped shape the American West. Associate Executive Director Diana Vela talked about some of the women who led this effort, including Supreme Court…

  • 20th Century Trailblazing Women Lawyers
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    20th Century Trailblazing Women Lawyers

    In 2005, the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession initiated oral history interviews with 100 senior women lawyers including former Attorney General Janet Reno…

  • First Ladies and Womens History
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    First Ladies and Women's History

    Jill Abraham Hummer talked about her book, First Ladies and American Women: In Politics and at Home. She focused on the historical eras that produced individual first ladies and considered…

  • Role of Women in America 17701850
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    Role of Women in America, 1770-1850

    Historian Elisabeth Griffith examined the history of women in America from the 1770s to the 1850s, looking at their roles inside the home, occupations in the workforce, and their legal…

  • Jennifer Palmieri Discusses emDear Madame Presidentem
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    Dear Madame President

    Former Hillary Clinton 2016 communications director Jennifer Palmieri shared her experiences and thoughts on how future women leaders can succeed. She spoke with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace.

  • Civil WarEra Women in the Federal Workforce
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    Civil War-Era Women in the Federal Workforce

    Jessica Ziparo, author of This Grand Experiment, talked about the experiences of women who worked for the federal government during the Civil War. She described the types of jobs they did,…

  • Mary Ball Washington and Jane Spurgin
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    Mary Ball Washington and Jane Spurgin

    George Washington’s Mount Vernon hosted the annual Martha Washington Lecture, which highlights new thinking about her life and times. This year, the focus was on two 18th century women. Amherst College…

  • National Voting Rights Museum
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    National Voting Rights Museum

    The National Voting Rights Museum and Institute addresses the struggle of African Americans and women to obtain the right to vote. Historian Sam Walker toured the museum and discussed how Selma was integral…

  • emThe Feminist Revolutionem
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    The Feminist Revolution

    Bonnie Morris provided a history of the women’s movement in the latter half of the 20th century; from the founding of the National Organization for Women in 1966 to today.

  • Women Commanders and Trailblazers in the US Military
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    Women Commanders and Trailblazers in the U.S. Military

    Two U.S. Marine Corps officers and a U.S. Coast Guard captain talked about their personal experiences as women in the armed services in a panel discussion titled, “Leading Military Women:…

  • Center for American Progress Ideas Conference Part 2
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    Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, Part 2

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and the current and former heads of groups including Planned Parenthood, Voto Latino, and the National Women’s Law Center spoke about women’s empowerment.…

  • emDoing Harmem
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    Doing Harm

    Feministing editor Maya Dusenbery reported on the barriers women face while seeking medical care.

  • emGirls of Atomic Cityem
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    Girls of Atomic City

    Established during World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was a production site for the Manhattan Project . In her book, The Girls of Atomic City, Denise Kiernan told the story of the women who worked in Oak…

  • Womens Property Rights in 19th Century Florida
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    Women's Property Rights in 19th Century Florida

    Western University professor Laurel Clark Shire talked about her book, The Threshold of Manifest Destiny: Gender and National Expansion in Florida. She argued that 19th century property…

  • Legacy of Jeannette Rankin
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    Legacy of Jeannette Rankin

    Jane Armstrong Hudiburg talked about the life and legacy of suffragist, pacifist and politician Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

  • emWomen Law and Politicsem
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    Women, Law and Politics

    This 1971 discussion with five women is on the topic of “Women, Law and Politics.” The panel included Rep. Martha Griffiths (D-MI), a political science professor, a recent law school graduate,…

  • Washington Journal Mona Charen and Debora Spar Womens Rights in 1968
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    Mona Charen and Debora Spar on Women's Rights in 1968

    Syndicated columnist Mona Charen and former Barnard College president Debora Spar talked about women’s rights in 1968 as part of C-SPAN’s “1968: America in Turmoil” series. In 1968, women protesting that year’s Miss…

  • NBC Report on the Womens Movement
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    NBC Report on the Women's Movement

    This series that aired on NBC beginning in September 1969 looks at the women’s movement. Hosted by several female correspondents, it examines women’s protests, court cases regarding fair…

  • emThe Womans Hourem
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    The Woman's Hour

    Elaine Weiss recalled the women’s suffrage movement’s efforts to promote the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, which would allow women the right to vote.

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