History Stories
CATEGORY: Women's History
The Shocking Infanticide Trial That Exposed Sexual Harassment in 1868
January 19, 2018

How the death of a domestic worker’s baby became a symbol in the fight for equal rights for women. Read More

How I Came to Protest in Front of the White House I Had Worked In
January 19, 2018

For one former political operative, the road to the Women's March began with the fierce, in-your-face approach of the National Organization of Women. Read More

This Huge Women’s March Drowned Out a Presidential Inauguration in 1913
January 17, 2018

“Where are all the people?” an aide asked. Read More

Until 1975, ‘Sexual Harassment’ Was the Menace With No Name
January 8, 2018

Meet Lin Farley, the woman who helped coin the term 'sexual harassment.' Read More

Women Got ‘Married’ Long Before Gay Marriage
December 28, 2017

Boston marriage was an appealing alternative for women who didn’t want to depend on men. Read More

The Personal Tragedy Behind the “Joy of Cooking”
December 21, 2017

How a down-on-her-luck homemaker wrote one of history’s bestselling cookbooks. Read More

The Father of Modern Libraries Was a Serial Sexual Harasser
December 19, 2017

Melvil Dewey helped create a new profession for women—and harassed them at every step of the way. Read More

What’s Next for 2018?
December 15, 2017

Our team of historians, experts and thought leaders have come up with lessons of the past to help us understand the future. Read More

Every Event Has an Echo from the Past
December 15, 2017

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Chinese Exclusion Act, a look at which historical events set the context for 2017's big moments. Read More

Before the Bus, Rosa Parks Was a Sexual Assault Investigator
December 8, 2017

Why has history left out this piece of Rosa Parks' story? Read More