Posts tagged "women’s history"

Rep. Maloney Announces the Smithsonian Women’s History Act

Today Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) introduced the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act, which has 293 cosponsors and is expected to go to the U.S. House floor for a vote tomorrow afternoon. This bill will establish a Smithsonian museum dedicated to women’s history on the National Mall. “We are...

The Feminist Majority Foundation Celebrates the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act

Washington, DC—Today Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) introduced the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act, which has 293 cosponsors and is expected to go to the U.S. House floor for a vote tomorrow afternoon. This bill will establish a Smithsonian museum dedicated to women’s history on the National Mall. “We...

Astronaut Christina Koch Returns to Earth after Record-Breaking Spaceflight

On Thursday morning NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth, marking the end of her 328 day-long journey in space. Koch follows in the footsteps of Peggy Whitson, who previously held the record of 288 days for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. During her time in space, Koch achieved yet another milestone for...
FMF President Eleanor Smeal Inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

FMF President Eleanor Smeal Inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this weekend for her many achievements and contributions to the United States women's movement.
Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time

Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time

Women in Saudi Arabia registered to vote over the weekend, preparing to participate for the first time in local elections this December.
Today in Herstory: National Woman's Party Begins ERA Campaign

Today in Herstory: National Woman’s Party Begins ERA Campaign

July 21, 1923: The National Women's Party's campaign for a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal rights for women and men has officially been kicked off!
Today in Herstory: Suffragists, Across Divides, Continue Political Efforts

Today in Herstory: Suffragists, Across Divides, Continue Political Efforts

July 16, 1920: Both factions of the suffrage movement were quite busy today.
Today in Herstory: Seven Suffragists Invade Manhattan's Financial District

Today in Herstory: Seven Suffragists Invade Manhattan’s Financial District

Founding Feminists is the FMF’s daily herstory column. July 10, 1908: Harriot Stanton Blatch and six young suffragists invaded Manhattan’s financial district earlier today, and had much better success with its inhabitants than they did with the police. Before even arriving at the first stop, the one-vehicle automobile procession down Broadway attracted a good deal...
Today in Herstory: Democratic Nominee for President Urges His Paty to Reconsider Suffrage

Today in Herstory: Democratic Nominee for President Urges His Paty to Reconsider Suffrage

July 7, 1920: To the surprise of many long-time suffragists and veteran political observers, it's starting to look as if it may be Democrats, not Republicans, who will be responsible for the final step needed to put woman suffrage into the Constitution.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Sentenced to Three Days in Jail for Picketing the White House

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Sentenced to Three Days in Jail for Picketing the White House

July 6, 1917: Three days in jail was the sentence Judge Mullowney reluctantly imposed today in Washington, D.C.'s Police Court on eleven of the suffragists who took part in a "Silent Sentinel" picketing of the White House on July 4th.
Today in Herstory: Republican Party Officially Endorses ERA in Party Platform

Today in Herstory: Republican Party Officially Endorses ERA in Party Platform

June 26, 1940: "We favor submission by Congress to the States of an amendment to the Constitution providing for equal rights for men and women."
Today in Herstory: NYC Bar Refusing Service to Women Will Face a Federal Suit

Today in Herstory: NYC Bar Refusing Service to Women Will Face a Federal Suit

June 24, 1969: As a result of being refused service at one of New York City's "men only" bars in January, Karen DeCrow and Faith Seidenberg, members of the National Organization for Women, filed a Federal suit today.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Arrested, Detained for Protesting Outside the White House

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Arrested, Detained for Protesting Outside the White House

June 22, 1917: After enduring bitter cold, snow, rain, heat, humidity and attacks by unruly mobs over the past five months of picketing President Wilson by standing along the White House fence, two members of today's contingent of "Silent Sentinel" suffragists encountered a new challenge.
Today in Herstory: Susan B. Anthony Will Be Sentenced for Voting in November

Today in Herstory: Susan B. Anthony Will Be Sentenced for Voting in November

June 18, 1873: Susan B. Anthony has been found guilty of having "illegally" voted in last November's General Election.
Today in Herstory: The International Council of Women Convenes in Berlin

Today in Herstory: The International Council of Women Convenes in Berlin

June 17, 1904: It's been quite a day here in Berlin's Philharmonic Hall, as delegates of Women's National Councils from as far away as New Zealand assembled for an International Council of Women, the first such gathering since they last met in London five years ago.
Today in Herstory: Eleanor Roosevelt Wants a Woman President

Today in Herstory: Eleanor Roosevelt Wants a Woman President

June 16, 1937: One day a woman will be elected President! That's the assurance of the woman who currently lives in the White House, Eleanor Roosevelt.
Today in Herstory: NAWSA Releases Pro-Suffrage Film

Today in Herstory: NAWSA Releases Pro-Suffrage Film

June 15, 1912: Always eager to take advantage of any opportunity to promote the cause, the National American Woman Suffrage Association (N.A.W.S.A.) has made the first pro-suffrage motion picture.
Today in Herstory: Theodore Roosevelt Comes Out in Support of Suffrage

Today in Herstory: Theodore Roosevelt Comes Out in Support of Suffrage

June 12, 1912: Teddy Roosevelt has just endorsed woman suffrage! Better yet, he plans to work at the Republican National Convention in Chicago next week to get a suffrage plank in the party's platform.
Today in Herstory: Alice Paul Attacks the Republican Party on Suffrage

Today in Herstory: Alice Paul Attacks the Republican Party on Suffrage

June 11, 1920: Alice Paul escalated the war of words outside the Republican National Convention today.
Today in Herstory: President Kennedy Signs the Equal Pay Act into Law

Today in Herstory: President Kennedy Signs the Equal Pay Act into Law

June 10, 1963: Almost two decades of effort by women's groups paid off today when President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act.