To create a more equitable America, the Smithsonian is researching, disseminating, and amplifying the histories of American women through its American Women’s History Initiative in preparation for the future Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum.
In 1918, Regina Olson Hughes graduated from Gallaudet University for the deaf and hard of hearing. As a botanical illustrator, thousands of her drawings and plant descriptions appeared in publications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
This women-owned Sazón Garifuna food truck is one example of Latina entrepreneurship that impacts communities and economies across the United States. Learn about more groundbreaking women from the past, present, and future.
Throughout history, girls have spoken up, challenged expectations, and been on the front lines of social change. See how girlhood has changed over time in education, wellness, work, politics, and fashion.