Many have dubbed 2018 the “Year of the Woman” thanks to a record number of women running for (and winning!) political office. The Smithsonian rode its own “pink wave” this year, with the launch of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, an institution-wide effort to tell the complete and compelling story of women in America.
In that spirit, here are seven women—or groups of women—whose voices we heard loud and clear in 2018 through our exhibitions, programs and collections. They speak from the past, present and future.
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