Women's History

Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

Film. By Kristy Andersen. 2008. 84 minutes. Documentary about the life, literature, and research of Zora Neale Hurston.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Women's History
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A People’s History of the United States: Highlights from the Twentieth Century (Audio)

Audio. By Howard Zinn. Read by Matt Damon. 2003. 8 hours, 44 min. Audio book version of excerpted highlights from A People's History of the United States.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 18th Century, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 20th Century, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 21st Century, 2001 - Present, All US History
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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Bread and Roses

Song. Reprinted from Labor Notes 2007. Links issues of economic security and quality of life, also addresses the role of women in the struggle for justice.
Time Periods: 20th Century, World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: Art & Music, Labor, Women's History
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Women in Labor History

Profile. Zinn Education Project. 2014. Brief bios of a few noted women involved in the labor movement.
Themes: Labor, Organizing, Women's History
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Americans Who Tell the Truth

Website. Portraits by Robert Shetterly and biographies of individuals who have taken a stand for justice.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Environment, Art & Music, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Latinx, LGBTQ, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class, Sports, Women's History
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Iep Jāltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter

Poetry. By Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner. 90 pages. 2017. Poetry reveals the traumas of colonialism, racism, forced migration, the legacy of American nuclear testing, and the impending threats of climate change.
Time Periods: 20th Century, 21st Century
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, Women's History
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Aug. 1, 1952: Sarah Keys Refused to Give Up Her Seat on a Bus

Sarah Keys refused to give up her seat on a state-to-state charter bus, prompting the landmark court case, Sarah Keys v. Carolina Coach Company.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Women's History
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Aug. 26, 1920: 19th Amendment Adopted

The 19th Amendment was formally adopted.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Women's History
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Jeanette Rankin

Dec. 8, 1941: Jeannette Rankin Voted Against WWII

Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin was the only member of Congress to vote against declaring war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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Feb. 11, 1916: Emma Goldman Arrested

Russian Jewish anarchist, Emma Goldman arrested for distributing materials about birth control in violation of the Comstock Act.
Time Periods: 20th Century, World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: Labor, Organizing, Women's History
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Angela Davis

Jan. 26, 1944: Angela Davis Born

Angela Davis is a civil rights activist, writer, and retired professor.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Women's History
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Jan. 28, 1917: The Bath Riots

A protest of the toxic chemical "baths" required for all workers coming across the U.S.-Mexico border, led by 17-year-old Carmelita Torres.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Immigration, Latinx, Women's History
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