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Because of Her Story

To create a more equitable and just American society, the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative will create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women.

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Discover Her Story

In these themes you will find stories and objects from women who have shaped America as we know it through their work, creativity, and resolve.

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Smithsonian American Women is a celebration of women from all walks of life throughout our nation's history. 

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