For the last twenty years, the National Women’s History Museum has served as the largest online cultural institution dedicated to US women’s history.
As an institution, it has galvanized support for preserving, illuminating, and sharing the powerful history of women in America.
We remember those who have made a significant contribution to gender equality and women’s lives and well-being, and thus to human rights and well-being. With honor and respect for their work and effort, we will not forget.
ASHEVILLE CITY SCHOOLS ANNOUNCEMENT
December 7, 2020
The Vance Elementary School Renaming Task Force presented its final name recommendation to the Asheville City Board of Education during their December 7th meeting.
After conducting their own research, meeting with local historians and hearing the thoughts and feelings of our students, staff, families and greater school community, they suggested Vance Elementary School be renamed Lucy S. Herring Elementary School.
Denise D’Angelo Jones Releases Her Book “Spanish Influenza: Nineteen Days In 1919” During COVID-19 Pandemic
Readers are taken on a journey through the accounts of a young lady that survived the Spanish Flu. There are details of hand washing, lockdowns, wearing of facemasks, and care for the sick!
By Caroline Randall Williams in Reddit June 26, 2020
I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the Old South.
If there are those who want to remember the legacy of the Confederacy, if they want monuments, well, then, my body is a monument. My skin is a monument.
LESSONS FOR OUR TIMES: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, His Work, “the Cost of Discipleship”, and U.S.Evangelism
As we live through this momentous time in our country, here’s some history to consider. American religion and culture has been deeply influenced by Evangelism.
Join us to learn more about Anne Penland and other heroic nurses, who saved lives and comforted wounded and dying soldiers, often coming under attack themselves.
Unfortunately, little of her work survives
Augusta Savage started sculpting as a child in the 1900s using what she could get her hands on: the clay that was part of the natural landscape in her hometown of Green Cove Springs, Florida. Eventually her talents took her far from the clay pits of the South. She joined the burgeoning arts scene of the Harlem Renaissancewhen her talents led her to New York.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS 13)
Honoring the legacy of a civil rights icon, groups across the mountains began celebrating the birthday of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
Saturday morning, the MLK Association of Asheville and Buncombe County hosted a virtual prayer breakfast.
It had been recorded at New Mt Olive Baptist Church in Asheville and featured gospel singers, sermons and testimonials.
By Yanick Rice Lamb in Women’s Media Center
Gwen Ifill made it easier for Sonya Ross to cover the White House. She set a great example, provided pointers, and boosted her confidence.
“She blazed a trail,” said Ross, a White House reporter at the Associated Press for nearly seven years who is now AP’s race and ethnicity editor. “She didn’t just teach me how to do it; she showed the world how to do it.”
Indeed, people around the world were stunned by reports of the 61-year-old Ifill’s death from cancer in mid-November—two days before she was to receive the 2016 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism at Columbia University. Everyone from President Obama to people on the street praised the way in which she protected “the public’s right to know” throughout her career, most recently as moderator and managing editor of Washington Week as well as co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour. Continue reading
Is the unique Appalachian dialect the preserved language of Elizabethan England? Left over from Scots-Irish immigrants? Or something else altogether?
July 16, 2020
In 1988, Southern Exposure, the print forerunner to Facing South, published an issue titled “Mint Juleps, Wisteria, and Queers” that focused on lesbian and gay experiences in the South. It featured stories on the budding gay press, lesbian love in the face of military suppression, rural Radical Faerie communities, queer bar culture, and the emerging popularity of drag. CLICK TO CONTINUE
The scientists and historians involved in the search for unmarked burial sites from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre are tamping down expectations about what will be found.
“Be realistic,” Dr. Phoebe Stubblefield told the Mass Graves Investigation Public Oversight Committee last week. “A century has passed.”
Stubblefield, a University of Florida forensic anthropologist specializing in human identification, thinks the committee’s work could well be successful, but before the search into some long forgotten corners of the city begins, she wants everyone to know it may not work out ideally. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
Common Hymnal is an online library for the spiritual underground, a connecting point for an as-yet-uncoalesced movement around the exchange of songs, stories and ideas. We facilitate this exchange via this site, streaming, play listing, YouTube, social media, a podcast and a Patreon.
Did you know that women used to work as human computers and that tech was a mainstream career choice for women? Even Cosmopolitan published an article about it in the 1960’s – talking about many great career opportunities women can have in the industry!
These STEM superstars literally changed everything.
By Colleen Curry February 2017 Global Citizen
By Gillian Brockell Jan. 27, 2020 Washington Post
By Meilan Solly in Smithsonian.com
Harriet Tubman’s first act as a free woman was poignantly simple. As she later told biographer Sarah Bradford, after crossing the Pennsylvania state boundary line in September 1849, “I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven.”
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