Chicago Women's History Center

Chicago Women's History Center A dynamic network of historians, teachers, archivists, writers, activists, filmmakers, community leaders, and others interested in Chicago Women's History.

Chicago Area Women's History Council is a dynamic network of academic historians, teachers, archivists, writers, oral historians, public history professionals, filmmakers, activists, community leaders and others interested in Chicago women's history.

Mission: Our mission is to discover, share and preserve Chicago women's history through research, interpretation and public programs.

05/25/2020
FX Documentaries

FX Documentaries

Norma McCorvey, AKA Jane Roe, in her own words. Now streaming on FX on Hulu.

“AKA Jane Roe” film is streaming on FX documentaries:
05/24/2020

“AKA Jane Roe” film is streaming on FX documentaries:

At just 22 years old, she found herself at the center of a landmark case. AKA Jane Roe is now streaming on FX on Hulu.

Interesting article about the new film “AKA Jane Roe”. It screened on Hulu on Friday and should be available to view aga...
05/24/2020
In Death, Jane Roe Finally Tells The Truth About Her Life

Interesting article about the new film “AKA Jane Roe”. It screened on Hulu on Friday and should be available to view again soon. Our friend and supporter, Heather Booth will lead an online discussion about the film on Tues. May 26th at 1 PM ET.

Here's a link to the Huffington Post article about the film.

In "AKA Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey admits that her second act as an anti-abortion activist, was, in fact, just an act.

05/02/2020
Basic Books

Basic Books

Discover the true story of two pioneering suffragette doctors who transformed modern medicine, raised standards for patient care, and shattered social expectations for women in WWI-era London.

04/30/2020
Basic Books

Basic Books

Discover the true story of two pioneering suffragette doctors who transformed modern medicine, raised standards for patient care, and shattered social expectations for women in WWI-era London.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2KAOGIx

Beacon Press
03/24/2020
Beacon Press

Beacon Press

These are the women who’ve made and are making history now by speaking up and speaking truth to power. They’re showing us the societal change in our grasp. Feast your eyes on the stories of these heroes for Women’s History Month!

"It's Ida's Time to have a film made about her and the Chicago monument being created in her honor. You can help make th...
03/19/2020
The Light of Truth: A Monument for Ida B. Wells organized by Rana Segal

"It's Ida's Time to have a film made about her and the Chicago monument being created in her honor. You can help make this happen. Contribute $ to document this history in the making. We only need $50k. We can do this in honor of Women's History Month." - Michelle Duster

I am raising funds for my new film called The Light of Truth: A Monument Fo… Rana Segal needs your support for The Light of Truth: A Monument for Ida B. Wells

02/24/2020
The Light of Truth: A Monument for Ida B Documentary

Please follow our new FaceBook site for our documentary about the making of the Ida B. Wells monument by renowned sculptor, Richard Hunt - a film by Rana Segal and Laurie Little

A documentary film about the life of Ida B. Wells and the creation of a monument honoring her work, designed by renowned sculptor Richard Hunt. The monument will be installed on the site of the old Ida B. Wells public housing development in Bronzeville.

02/21/2020
The Jam TV Show

The Jam TV Show

BRONZEVILLE: The birthpace of Black Chicago. Historian and founder of Melanated In America Natalie Battles talks about the artists, musicians and first-of-its-kind businesses created here.

Chicago Women's History Center is co-sponsoring a panel on Lesbians & Feminism in Chicago in the 1970s and 80s this Wedn...
02/10/2020

Chicago Women's History Center is co-sponsoring a panel on Lesbians & Feminism in Chicago in the 1970s and 80s this Wednesday.

Stop by Gerber/Hart at 6500 N Clark Street from 6:30-8:30 this Wednesday!

Who's excited for our panel on lesbians and feminism this Wednesday?

Our panel on Lesbians & Feminism in Chicago in the 1970s and 80s is THIS WEDNESDAY from 6:30-8:30. Our panel will be moderated by Tracy Baim, and our panelists will include Pat McCombs of Executive Sweet, Linda Bubon of Women & Children First, Kathy Munzer of Mountain Moving Coffeehouse, and Mona Noriega of LLENA & Amigas Latinas.

This panel is connected to our current exhibit, Lavender Women & Killer Dykes: Lesbians, Feminism, and Community in Chicago. The panel and exhibit are co-sponsored by Chicago Women's History Center!

We hope to see you Wednesday to learn more about Chicago’s lesbian and feminist history!

Chicago Mayor's Office
02/08/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

How well do you know your African American history? Find out.

Meet Maggie Lena Walker, the First African American Woman to Own a Bank
02/05/2020
Meet Maggie Lena Walker, the First African American Woman to Own a Bank

Meet Maggie Lena Walker, the First African American Woman to Own a Bank

In 1903, Maggie Lena Walker founded St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, Virginia making her the first African American woman to charter a bank in the United States. Her bank not only focused on adult clientele, but also marketed to children and encouraged them to save their money.

NOW Williamson County Task Force
02/04/2020
NOW Williamson County Task Force

NOW Williamson County Task Force

“They hired many of the local school teachers during this period of segregation because colored teachers were making less than white teachers.

The sisters became a symbol of African Americans excelling against all odds, being educated business people, hiring people, adding to the tax roll.

Carr and Sparrow’s Beaches attracted thousands of visitors from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York; Baltimore, Maryland; Wilmington, Delaware; Pittsburgh; and Washington, D.C.

“The slogan was ‘black feet in white sand.’ That was so empowering and no one could tell you to sit down or stand up. You could just come out and enjoy the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy the music, enjoy the food, enjoy the fellowship,” Vince Leggett described. “Just to see people of color in charge running something was just very empowering to a downtrodden people.”

The A-Z List of Black Inventors
02/04/2020
The A-Z List of Black Inventors

The A-Z List of Black Inventors

This A-Z list details a few hundred of the many talented and ingenious African-American inventors, and their contributions, over the last couple of hundred years.

Address

2109 N Humboldt Blvd
Chicago, IL
60647

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Chicago Women's History Center posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Chicago Women's History Center:

Category

Our Story

Chicago Women's History Center is a vital community of academic historians, teachers, archivists, writers, oral historians, public history professionals, filmmakers, activists, community leaders and others interested in Chicago women's history.

Nearby museums