Honoring The Past Gives Us Hope For The Future

"Women's History Is A World Worth Fighting For." The words blazed across a poster I hung on my office door at Sarah Lawrence College, where I had my first teaching position. It was the in late 70s and the history taught in our schools up until that time was mainly the story of powerful White men. The few women mentioned in the textbooks were the "worthies" like Harriet Tubman and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the "deviants"--the so-called Salem witches and Lizzie Bordon, the alleged hatchet murderer. During the second wave Women's Movement, a group of female academics set out to challenge the sexist all-male cannon and bring women into the historical narrative. And it was a fight... Read more: 40 Women Who Have Influenced The World40 Boundary-Breaking Black Women


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