Women’s History Month: Recognizing a few of the women who made a difference
For Women’s History Month, we produced a conversation with two of the National Park Service’s leading experts on the Women’s Rights Movement in a conversation with FDR Presidential Library Director Paul Sparrow to discuss the struggle for women’s equality and suffrage. From the convention at Seneca Falls to the passage of the 19th Amendment, the fight for equality laid the foundation for the work of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Early on when the pandemic hit, we produced a series for the FDR Presidential Library and Museum called At Home with the Roosevelts. In creating the At Home with the Roosevelts brand for the FDR Presidential Library & Museum, we wanted to take what people love about this institution and make sure they can access it from anywhere in the world, on any device. The more we worked on the series, the more we realized a couple of things. First, we were making content more accessible to more people in a way that would not be changing once the doors opened again. Second, we could make behind the scenes content available from the parts of the museum people aren’t allowed to visit.
Watch the trailer (40 seconds): https://youtu.be/ChSKBRhC8ZE
Watch the full conversation (40 minutes): https://youtu.be/abpWTukDsMw
In addition, we produced an Author Talk video in April 2021 highlighting the suffrage movement from another perspective. Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, a pioneer in Women’s Studies, talked to FDR Library director Paul Sparrow about the political power that Native Women had and how it helped inspire the early Women’s Suffrage Movement. This #AtHomeWithTheRoosevelts conversation coincides with the National Archives Foundation’s “Rightfully Hers” programming, with support from Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi.
Watch the trailer (45 seconds): https://youtu.be/4DCzKWMcABM
Watch the full conversation (35 minutes): https://youtu.be/4DCzKWMcABM