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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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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The Voice of Industry (1845-1848)

Website. A digitized collection of the Voice of Industry newspaper, published by young women in Lowell, Mass. from 1845-1848.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Labor, Media, 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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July 16, 1854: Elizabeth Jennings Graham

Schoolteacher Elizabeth Jennings Graham successfully challenged racist streetcar policies in New York City.
Time Periods: Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: African American, Laws & Citizen Rights, Women's History
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