The founders of Women’s Studies were overwhelmingly white, and focused on the experiences of white, heterosexual women.
Like other African-Americans, Jeremiah B. Sanderson was intrigued by the new state of California—a free state that promised economic and social opportunity.
JSTOR Daily editors pick their favorite stories for Black History Month.
Flora Rose and Martha Van Rensselaer lived in an open and acknowledged lesbian relationship. They also helped found the field of home economics.
Rosa Parks shook the world of Jim Crow by refusing to give up her seat to a white man on her way home from work.
Have you been wondering about the history of Standing Rock protests and the American Indian Movement? Learn why and how we “Remember Wounded Knee.”
Americans have turned to street protests to achieve their political goals—while critics have warned that this kind of public action won’t change anything.
In the mid- to late nineteenth century, people showed off their infants at baby shows.
Before Helen Keller, there was Laura Bridgman, the first blind and deaf woman who learned to communicate through language.
In the 1920s, women's love of driving in auto-obsessed Los Angeles created traffic jams and a battle over women’s rightful place.