Joan Marie Johnson: November 6, 1917 — Women Win the Right to Vote in New York State

Today we welcome a guest post from Joan Marie Johnson, author of Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967, on how women won the right to vote in New York State. In Funding Feminism, Joan Marie Johnson examines an understudied dimension of women’s history in the United States: how a group of… Continue Reading Joan Marie Johnson: November 6, 1917 — Women Win the Right to Vote in New York State

Joan Marie Johnson: Supporting the Struggle for Women’s Reproductive Rights

Today we welcome a guest post from Joan Marie Johnson, author of Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967, on the anniversary of the founding of America’s first birth control clinic, and the women behind the scenes who made it possible. In Funding Feminism, Joan Marie Johnson examines an understudied dimension of… Continue Reading Joan Marie Johnson: Supporting the Struggle for Women’s Reproductive Rights

Interview: Alice Fahs on the roles and work of early female journalists

An interview with Alice Fahs, author of ‘Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space.’ Continue Reading Interview: Alice Fahs on the roles and work of early female journalists

Susan Ware: There Will Always Be a Wimbledon

Guest post from author Susan Ware on Billie Jean King’s ties to Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious grand slam tennis tournament. Continue Reading Susan Ware: There Will Always Be a Wimbledon

International Women’s Day Megapost Spectacular!

Happy International Women’s Day!  People are recognizing and celebrating the importance of women all over the world–check out the #InternationalWomensDay hashtag on Twitter to see the many ways people are expressing their appreciation for women today.  Here in the U.S., the month of March is National Women’s History Month, where we celebrate the many great… Continue Reading International Women’s Day Megapost Spectacular!

“Meet Anna Hayes” on The State of Things

Our adoration and appreciation with WUNC’s “The State of Things” continues to grow on an almost weekly basis. Today, for instance, host Frank Stasio interviewed Anna Hayes on her new biography of Susie Marshall Sharp. Hayes’ book, “Without Precedent: The Life and Times of Susie Marshall Sharp” looks at the life of the first woman… Continue Reading “Meet Anna Hayes” on The State of Things