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Category: Women’s & Gender History

Monochrome portrait of Kelley, facing camera

Florence Kelley and the Feminist Opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1920s

Posted by: Josh Levy

In 1921, when the National Woman’s Party drafted a constitutional amendment declaring equal rights for men and women, one of the most formidable opponents of the amendment was a friend and ally in the suffrage movement. Florence Kelley, a leading reformer and head of the National Consumers’ League, feared the amendment would put hard-earned workplace protections in jeopardy.

Image showing the book cover of Eliza Scidmore, The Trailblazing Journalist Behind Washington's Cherry Trees, by Diana Parsell.

Made at the Library: Eliza Scidmore, Trailblazing Journalist, with Diana P. Parsell

Posted by: Elizabeth Novara

In celebration of Women's History Month, join author Diana P. Parsell as she discusses her recent book Eliza Scidmore: The Trailblazing Journalist Behind Washington’s Cherry Trees with Manuscript Division historian Elizabeth A. Novara and Prints and Photographs Division curator Mari Nakahara. The event will take place online only on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 12:00pm-1:00pm EST. Register for the program here.

Engraved portrait bust of Frederick Douglass, three-quarter view, hands folded.

Show Frederick Douglass some love: Transcribe his letters for Douglass Day on February 14

Posted by: Julie Miller

Library of Congress volunteer transcription program By the People, in collaboration with the Center for Black Digital History at Pennsylvania State University, invites you to join a Douglass Day transcribe-a-thon focused on letters from the Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress!