The winning design for The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument Design Competition at The New-York Historical Society.

How New York’s New Monument Whitewashes the Women’s Rights Movement

It offers a narrow vision of the activists who fought for equality.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas photographed at the naming of the Department of Natural Resources administration building in her honor on April 4, 1985.

Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?

A name, now famously associated with a mass school shooting, belonged to a strong advocate for the Everglades.
Pro-choice demonstrators in Washington, DC (2012).

Public Memory and Reproductive Justice in the Trump Era

Who in the reproductive rights debate can claim Susan B. Anthony?
Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (1912).

Time to Expose the Women Still Celebrating the Confederacy

The United Daughters of the Confederacy is still a functioning organization with white supremacist roots.

Well-Behaved Women Make History Too

What gets lost when it’s only the rebel girls who get lionized?
Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Tiya Miles.

Talk of Souls in Slavery Studies

A conversation with Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Tiya Miles, co-winners of the 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize.
Julia Chinn.

The Erasure and Resurrection of Julia Chinn

Why the nation's ninth vice-president – and his black wife – were purposely forgotten.

The Gay, Black Civil Rights Hero Opposed to Affirmative Action

How would Bayard Rustin be judged today?
Texas Rangers on the King Ranch in South Texas in 1915 with lassoes pulled around the bodies of Jesús García, Mauricio García and Amado Muñoz.

Lynch Mobs Killed Latinos Across the West. Descendants Want It Known.

The lynching of thousands of men, women, and children of Mexican descent has gone unnoticed for generations.
A black sheet was put over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 23, 2017.

Where Does the War on History End?

Those who seek to hide the achievements of our greatest men and women are making a monumental mistake.
Harriott Daley with a row of telephone operators (1928).

Overlooked No More: Harriott Daley, the Capitol’s First Telephone Operator

Daley, who became a switchboard operator in 1898, made sure members of Congress were just a phone call away.
Esther Hobart Morris, the first female justice of the peace in the United States.

Overlooked No More: She Followed a Trail to Wyoming. Then She Blazed One.

Esther Morris made history as the first female justice of the peace.