This bronze statue dates back to 500 B.C.E depicting what archaeologist believe is a Spartan woman. This artifact is currently part of the British Museum’s collection. The statue is of interest because of what the woman is doing. The statue shows that she is engaging in exercise. While it could be that it is showing […]Read more "Spartan Woman Bronze Statue"
Angela Davis activist and author gives an interview in 1971 for a news film from Vibrations. This was filmed when she was on trial in a controversial California court case involving the Black Panthers. The introduction to the film refers to the Black Nationalist Movement and the Black Liberation Movement as “a militant minority […]Read more "Angela Davis Interview (1971)"
This photograph shows a young Aung San Suu Kyi giving a speech at a political rally during the 1990 Burmese elections. The National League of Democracy was the victor in the elections, but the military nullified the result.She was not running for office, but trying to get the party to win as many seats in […]Read more "Aung San Suu Kyi Addresses a Political Rally (1990)"
Benazir Bhutto became the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan. She was also the first female Prime Minister of a majority Muslim nation. She became active in politics when her father Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was deposed and executed by the military regime of Muhammad Zia Haq. Benazir Bhutto then organized under house arrest […]Read more "Benazir Bhutto Interview (1995)"
The second wave feminist movement was in full swing by the time this cover was printed for Newsweek. Inspired by the methods of the civil rights movement, women in the United States began to organize for equality in both the private and public spheres of society. This meant challenging employment discrimination, supporting reproductive rights, and […]Read more "Newsweek Magazine “Women in Revolt” Cover (1970)"
This was a Thames interview of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1978. She served from 1966 to 1977 and then also again in 1980 to 1984. India under her rule fought a war with Pakistan that resulted in the independence of Bangladesh. As a result of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, India became a major […]Read more "Indira Gandhi Interview (1978)"
Wilma Rudolph set records in the 100 and 200 meter dash. She competed in both the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. Wilma Rudolf became an international sensation with her performance in the 1960 Rome Olympics. She was an African American icon and inspired many young athletes. This was critical especially during the Civil Rights Movement in […]Read more "Wilma Rudolph"