Civil Rights Leader Gloria Richardson Dies at 99

Civil Rights Leader Gloria Richardson Dies at 99

Posted by on Jul 28, 2021 in People and Culture, United States | No Comments

When you think of the leaders of the civil rights movement, you may first think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, or John Lewis. But there were many other leaders of the movement whose work is less well known. One of these individuals is Gloria Richardson, who passed away last week in New […]

Profiles in Women’s History: Milicent Patrick

Profiles in Women’s History: Milicent Patrick

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

In honor of Women’s History Month, btw is taking a closer look at the lives and contributions of lesser-known women. This week, we take a closer look at the achievements of Milicent Patrick, whose accomplishments in the film industry have been historically underrecognized. The Paint Girl An animator, makeup artist, costume designer, and fascinating figure, […]

Profiles in Women’s History: Elizabeth Peratrovich

Profiles in Women’s History: Elizabeth Peratrovich

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in People and Culture, United States | No Comments

In honor of Women’s History Month, btw is celebrating the accomplishments and contribution of women. This week btw takes a closer look at the life and achievements of Elizabeth Peratrovich, a Native American activist responsible for the first anti-discrimination law in the United States. Who Was Elizabeth Peratrovich? Elizabeth Peratrovich, a Tlingit Native American, was […]

Smithsonian Exhibit on Girls

Smithsonian Exhibit on Girls

Posted by on Mar 11, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

March is Women’s History Month, marked by celebrations around the world honoring girls and women. A highlight of the month worldwide is International Women’s Day, which is always on March 8. International Women’s Day began in 1911 and has been sponsored by the United Nations since 1975. According to the UN General Assembly’s resolution recognizing […]

Profiles in Black History: Jane Bolin

Profiles in Black History: Jane Bolin

Posted by on Feb 26, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

This week, btw continues to celebrate Black History Month by focusing on the lives and accomplishments of African Americans who may not have received as much recognition as they deserve. Jane Bolin was the first African American judge in the United States. Here, btw takes a closer look at her life and her many achievements. […]

Profiles in Black History: Robert Sengstacke Abbott

Profiles in Black History: Robert Sengstacke Abbott

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

This week btw continues to celebrate Black History Month by focusing on the lives and accomplishments of Black Americans whom you may not have heard much about. Robert Sengstacke Abbott was a lawyer and one of the first African American millionaires, but his most significant contribution was founding the Chicago Defender, one of the most-read […]

Profiles in Black History: Nia Dennis

Profiles in Black History: Nia Dennis

Posted by on Feb 11, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

This week, btw continues its series recognizing the contributions and achievements of African Americans whom you might not have heard about before. Our second post is about Nia Dennis, a gymnast from UCLA who is famous for a gymnastics routine that went viral online earlier this year. Black Excellence In January, gymnast Nia Dennis made […]

Profiles in Black History: Georgia Gilmore

Profiles in Black History: Georgia Gilmore

Posted by on Feb 5, 2021 in People and Culture, United States | No Comments

Have you heard the phrase, “Black history is American history”? It’s true that designating all of Black history to just one month does not recognize the fact that Black history cannot be separated from the story of our nation as a whole. But it can be helpful to consider Black History Month as a special […]

Biden Appoints First Native American Cabinet Secretary

Biden Appoints First Native American Cabinet Secretary

Posted by on Jan 26, 2021 in Current Events, People and Culture | No Comments

One of a new president’s most important jobs is appointing a new cabinet. President Biden has appointed New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland to be the nation’s new Secretary of the Interior. This is an historic choice: if Congress approves it, then Representative Haaland will be the first Native American cabinet secretary in the nation’s history. […]

Columbia Law School Recognizes First Asian American Graduate

Columbia Law School Recognizes First Asian American Graduate

Posted by on Jan 13, 2021 in Current Events, People and Culture | No Comments

The late 1800s were a time of significant racial unrest in the United States.. Many Chinese Americans were among the victims of racism. This included discriminatory legislation such as the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, which prohibited more Chinese workers from coming to the United States. In the midst of this intolerance, a man named Hong […]