Norma McCorvey, AKA Jane Roe, in her own words. Now streaming on FX on Hulu.
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Norma McCorvey, AKA Jane Roe, in her own words. Now streaming on FX on Hulu.
“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 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.
Ida B. Wells biography, written by great-granddaughter, set for 2021
Earlier this month, Wells was honored with a posthumous Pulitzer Prize, noting "her outstanding and courageous reporting" on lynchings.
‘A sterling example of what journalism should be’: Ida B. Wells wins Pulitzer Prize
For Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of legendary activist and journalist Ida B. Wells, the recent award of a posthumous Pulitzer Prize is another vindication of her great-grandmother’s c…
Ida B. Wells Awarded Posthumous Pulitzer Prize For Lynching Investigations
The pioneering Black journalist is revered for her reporting that exposed lynching as a white tool of political terror against Black people.
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.
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 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
The Woman Behind International Women's Day Was a Refugee and a Socialist
Theresa Malkiel came to New York as a teen after fleeing anti-Semitic violence in Russia. Eighteen years later, she founded Women's Day, the forerunner of IWD.
Florida officials to rename 'The Dixie Highway' to 'Harriet Tubman Highway'
After taking a vote, a highway in Florida will go from being named after the Confederate states to honoring Harriet Tubman.
15 extraordinary Hawaiʻi women who inspire us all
We can all learn something from these historic figures.
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.
The most important black woman sculptor of the 20th century deserves more recognition
Unfortunately, little of her work survives
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.
Rise Up: Songs of the Women's Movement | PBS Presents
Celebrate the centennial of women’s right to vote through the soundtrack of the women’s movement.
JESSE JACKSON: The Significance of the 1619 Project
In telling the unvarnished truth of slavery, we will face the horrors of our past, as well as the triumph of our progress.
Delta Sigma Theta Founders Were on Front Lines of Suffrage Movement
The fight for the right of women to vote had met various challenges at the beginning of the 20th century.
'A room with a different view’: Maryland unveils statues of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass in State House
At a time when states are debating the removal of Confederate monuments, Maryland is adding bronze statues of two of the state's famous black historical figures to the Maryland State House.
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!
Remembering Ann Gregory, the First African-American Female Golfer to Compete Nationally
An unheralded sports pioneer, she was known as "The Queen of Negro Women’s Golf."
Chicago Mayor's Office
How well do you know your African American history? Find out.
Harriet Tubman House in Auburn Preserves Late Abolitionist's Story
Harriet Tubman's story is alive in Auburn.
Vibrant Quilts Honor Black Men and Women Whose Stories Were Forgotten or Overlooked
“I use stitches to show texture like the kinks and curls of African American hair.”
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.
MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month
On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at...
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
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.
Mary Wallace: The First Female Bus Driver for Chicago Transit Authority, Beginning in 1974
In 1974, Englewood native, Mary Wallace, drove into history when she became the first woman to drive a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus. ...
For Black History Month, Remarkable Women and Men We Overlooked Since 1851
The ragtime master Scott Joplin and the blues singer Gladys Bentley are among many black men and women whose deaths The New York Times overlooked — until now.
Witness History - The first self-made female millionaire - BBC Sounds
Madam C. J. Walker was born to former slaves and created a black beauty business.
10 Famous Female Painters Every Art Lover Should Know
History books leave most of these women out. It's time they're appreciated and given credit for their talents.
Meet Dr. Croak, The Black Woman Who Invented Internet Voice Calls Through VoIP
For those of us Africans who keep attributing every technological invention to Caucasians while calling Black people Backwards, please come have a seat, while we take you all on a walk of pride.
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