Women’s History as American History

What kind of nation would we be if, for example, our $20 bills featured Harriet Tubman instead of Andrew Jackson?

Lecture Description

This interactive talk imagines what the grand narratives of American history would look like if told from the perspective of women. What would our history books and monuments look like if they centered women’s experiences and contributions? What kind of nation would we be if, for example, our $20 bills featured Harriet Tubman instead of Andrew Jackson? Highlighting key moments in U.S. women’s history and several ongoing initiatives to commemorate women’s lives, this talk argues that the stories we tell about women’s history shape women’s opportunities today.

CATEGORIES

Women

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