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“Latinas Talk Latinas” – online educational video series Launches March 22

“Latinas Talk Latinas,” will launch its second season March 22, introducing viewers to the lives of six Latinas as told by curators, scientists and educators across the Smithsonian. The new season will explore stories of Latin music and folklore as well as journalism, labor and social justice organizing. A joint production of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Latino, the series will feature six episodes and will be available on the two museums’ respective websites.

Image Credit: Courtesy of the National Museum of American History

Past Highlights

Woman on a white horse is leading a march for the right to vote.

Women's Rights on DocsTeach: Primary Sources and Teaching Activities

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Frances Clayton in a union army uniform and in a female gender-conforming dress.

Women in Art

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Portrait of Jackie Cochran, one of America’s leading aviators, headed the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program during World War II.

Women Aviators in World War II: "Fly Girls"

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Selected Resources

Teacher's Guide: Women's History in the United States Activist Constellations: Recovering Black Women’s Labor and Leadership Backstory: Shattering the Glass Ceiling Backstory: Women at Work Chronicling and Mapping the Women's Suffrage Movement Elizabeth Keckly (Site supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities) Eleanor Roosevelt and the Rise of Social Reform in the 1930's Elizabeth Murray Project (partnership with California State University, Long Beach Esperanza Rising: Learning Not to Be Afraid to Start Over Scripting the Past: Exploring Women's History Through Film Grassroots Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement: Focus on Women The Helen Keller Archive: Access for All Hidden Figures: The People Behind the Story You Know In Her Shoes: Lois Weber and the Female Filmmakers Who Shaped Early Hollywood Learning Lab Collection: Dolores Huerta and the UFW Long Road to Freedom: Biddy Mason’s Remarkable Journey (Site supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities) Making the Team: Sports and Equality in American Sports Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman New Mexico Humanities Council resources on women’s suffrage, (Site supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities) Project Vox: Amplifying the Voices of Early Modern Women Philosophers (partnership with Duke Univ.) Recovery Hub for American Women Writers (Site supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities) Remember the Ladies: The First Ladies Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: The First Great Latin American Poet "Their Eyes Were Watching God": Folk Speech and Figurative Language Unladylike 2020 – collection of 26 animated documentaries about women who changed America. (Site supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities) Voices of Democracy: Women Leaders of the Civil Rights Struggle Who Were the Foremothers of Women's Equality? Women and Revolution: In the Time of the Butterflies Women's Equality: Changing Attitudes and Beliefs Women's History Through Chronicling America Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran Wyoming Humanities resources, (Site supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities)