The Golden Lane

1916 St Louis “The Golden Lane” Three thousand women, completely dressed in white, lined the streets of St. Louis for five blocks in the sweltering heat of June, 1916.  Golden parasols protected them from the sun, and golden sashes draped from their...
The Assault That Changed History

The Assault That Changed History

That a woman is assaulted by a man is not news. It happens on average every 9 seconds in the United States. But one particular assault that happened in the streets of Boston, Massachusetts in 1967 changed women’s history. It was captured by photojournalist Harry Trask...

Masquerading as Male

The season is here when, as we all know, adults and children alike enjoy putting on costumes and disguises and pretending to be someone else. What may surprise you is that this ritual has had special significance throughout American Women’s History! In the past woman...