Women played a fundamental role in shaping American history, yet they were not always allowed to participate in civic life. This website is dedicated to the places and people associated with women’s history and the struggle for civil rights.

Six Japanese American women walk in Manzanar camp in 1940s
Introduction to Women's History

If you want to understand our nation’s history, explore the remarkable legacies of American women.

Suffragist Margaret Foley distributing the Woman's Journal
Women's History News

News from NPS relating to women's history.

Last updated: February 20, 2024


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