At the First Pan African Conference in 1900, W.E.B. DuBois called the 20th century “the century of the color line.” Echoing this language, scholar Carole Boyce Davies calls our current era “the century for claiming Black women’s right to leadership,” in her new book, “Black Women’s Rights: Leadership and the Circularities of Power.”
By: Pete Reinwald | Published: June 24, 2022 | 2:31 pm | SHARE: Deana Rohlinger, a Florida State University professor of sociology and an expert on political participation and social movements, said she expects mass protests stemming from Friday’s news that the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that gave women a right to choose an abortion before fetal viability.
Lara Brown is the director of GW’s Graduate School of Political Management. She can discuss how the Supreme Court’s decision could impact the 2022 and 2024 elections and the Biden administration’s response to the Court’s ruling. Casey Burgat is an…
There’s more to the American women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s than burning bras and Gloria Steinem.
Jessica Wilkerson, associate professor of history at West Virginia University, wants to change that narrative to its truest form: The fight for women’s rights was built on the shoulders of women of color, the working class and women in the south and Appalachia – not just white-collar urbanites.
As the SCOTUS confirmation hearings continue, Dr. Jennifer Nelson, a U.S. historian and professor at the University of Redlands, says Roe v. Wade could be overturned next year. “Amy Coney Barrett, like other recent Supreme Court nominees, is not going…
New research from the University of California San Diego reveals that Democratic control of state houses leads to substantial improvement in women’s incomes, wages and unemployment relative to men.
By: Bill Wellock | Published: August 13, 2020 | 12:04 pm | SHARE: After decades of activism and political struggle, the 19th Amendment was adopted 100 years ago this month.The new amendment supplanted state-by-state suffrage laws and gave women across America the right to vote.Florida State University experts are available to speak about the history of women’s suffrage as well as contemporary issues related to women, voting and politics.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in the Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania case, which addresses the question of whether employers are allowed to deny employees insurance coverage of birth control on the grounds of…
The percentage of women and girls in Nicaragua’s second-largest city who reported experiencing physical violence by their partners during their lifetimes decreased from 55% in 1995 to 28% in 2016, according to a GW new study.