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Mary Niall Mitchell: Is There Anything More to See?

Historian Mary Niall Mitchell uses less known and difficult to understand photographs to discuss the use of photography as propaganda during the Civil War.

Commemorating the Triangle Fire: Child Labor

This panel on child labor was part of the 100th anniversary remembrance of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, March 25, 2011.

What If Poor Mothers Ran the World? Rethinking the War on Poverty

Historian Annelise Orleck (Dartmouth College) tells the incredible story of a gutsy band of former cotton-pickers and hotel maids who led the welfare reform movement in Las Vegas and around the nation.

Rethinking the Civil Rights Movement

Premilla Nadasen (Queens College, CUNY) examines the importance of women in the Black Freedom Movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

Women’s History, Women’s Activism: The Shirley Chisholm Center

Barbara Winslow (Brooklyn College) discusses the life and legacy of Shirley Chisholm, the legendary Brooklyn activist, Congresswoman, and presidential candidate.

Many Paths to Progressive Reform

Nancy Hewitt (Rutgers University) puts women at the center of Progressive era reform movements.

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