Tag Archives: women’s history

Through their unique and often challenging life experiences, the women showcased in this roundup have shaped various musical genres during their time and generations to come. From performance, to music education and beyond, these women’s works present philosophy and calls … Continue reading

August’s free e-book is here! To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, we are giving away copies of 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage. Compiled by Dawn Durante, this anthology includes essential scholarship on the women’s … Continue reading

Emerging in the 1850s, elocutionists recited poetry or drama with music to create a new type of performance. The genre—dominated by women—achieved remarkable popularity. Yet the elocutionists and their art fell into total obscurity during the twentieth century. Today we … Continue reading

Today the Google Doodle swings to celebrating the birthday of Alice Paul. Born into a close-knit Quaker community, Paul inherited the passion of forebears who fought for abolition. In her case, the cause was women’s suffrage, and Paul took it … Continue reading

The Women’s World Cup reached its conclusion over the weekend. The U.S. team rained early goals on Japan and emerged with a 5-2 victory to win its first Cup since the triumph of the now-iconic 1999 team. Perhaps as noteworthy was the … Continue reading

In observance of International Nurses Day, an excerpt from Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps, by Clarissa J. Threat. Before 1941 African Americans did not ignore the military’s call for nurses. Hoping to participate, black nurses … Continue reading