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Photograph of Zora Neale Hurston.

American Masters: Zora Neale Hurston

American Masters' "Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun"  offers an introduction to the writer many consider the pre-eminent African American woman novelist of her generation. The American Masters website provides a career timeline, photographs, and additional footage from the film. An important letter from Hurston to the poet Countee Cullen on race relations in America is also included as are links to related websites. 

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Anne Frank born

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Congress adopts the 19th Amendment

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woman working in textile factey, late 19th century

Women Working, 1800–1930

Digitized texts and objects related to women working between 1800 and 1930, with a teacher resource page that provides five themed exhibits for incorporation in a lesson.

Women of the West Museum

Online exhibits about the experiences of women in the American west.

Women of Our Time

A photographic exhibition of notable American women of the 20th century; from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

National First Ladies Library

Background on the women of the White House.