Celebrating Women's History
They say that well behaved women rarely make history.
For centuries, women have broken the rules, raised their voices, and left their mark in ways that continue to inspire. Abigail Adams exhorted her husband and the Founding Fathers to “remember the ladies.” Phillis Wheatley became the first African American woman to publish a book and make a living from her writing. Emily Dickinson violated syntax and resisted the traditional rules of poetry. Marian Anderson flouted the Jim Crow rules of segregation by singing at the Lincoln Memorial. Eunice Johnson worked with her husband to design fashions that celebrated Black culture.
This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve gathered Humanities Moments that document the legacies of women like these.