Women Educators and Activists -- Timeline of Feminism

There are a number of online archives and social histories focusing on women's work in education social justice. This is a listing of key figures and particularly useful and well maintained collections that focus on this often poorly documented area.


The Arts Education
Alanis Obomsawin Jane Addams Carrie M. Best Rosemary Brown
Maya Angelou  Dame Nita Barrow Françoise David  
Margaret Atwood Ursula Franklin Viola Desmond
Famous 5 - Person's Case
  Elizabeth Murray Muriel Duckworth Judy LaMarsh
Audre Lorde bell hooks Marie Gérin-Lajoie Agnes McPhail
  Aimee Isgrig Horton   Sandra Lovelace Nicholas  
Buffy Sainte-Marie Zilphia Horton   Charlotte Perkins Gilman Mary Robinson
Carol Shields Violet McNaughton Emma Goldman Marilyn Waring
  Emily Stowe Mary Wollstonecraft    


Canadian Women’s History: Be Proud of it, Be Part of it!

Canadian Women's Human Rights

Celebrating Women’s Achievement: Activism
Biographies of celebrated women activists in Canada.

Council of Women World Leaders

Famous Canadian Women’s Historical Timeline

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art
"Three-minute video created by EggMan consists of images from 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art."

Heroines.ca: A Guide to Women in Canadian History

Internet Women's History Sourcebook


Let’s Teach About Women: The Women’s Movement in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1970-1989.
Good example of a simple archive of women’s movement material, useful for developing curriculum.

On the Job: Canadian Women of Achievement by Profession or Avocation

Outstanding Women: Aboriginal Canada Portal

Reuben R. Sallows Gallery: A Focus on women: A turn of the century perspective
Online archive of photos depicting the lives and work of women in rural Ontario in the early 20th century.

Section 15: People
Section 15 blog regularly posts profiles and news stories of notable contemporary and historical Canadian feminists.

Sites, Persons and Events in Women’s History

WIC biography of women: Women’s International Centre

Women Breaking Musical Barriers
Smithsonian Folkways Global Sound music collection.

Women's Studies / Women's Issues Resource Sites

Timeline of Feminism: Overviews and Key Documents

Wollstonecroft, Mary. A vindication of the rights of women, audio book.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Papers Project

Addams, Jane. Twenty Years at Hull-House with Autobiographical Notes.New York: The MacMillan Company, 1912 (c.1910).

Ethel Snowdon, The Feminist Movement

Women Remember Suffrage, video clips of interviews

Woman’s Suffrage
Spartacus Educational maintains a comprehensive list of key women active in the suffrage movement in the UK during the 19th – 20th centuries. Includes brief biographies of individuals and organizations.

Gloria Steinem on Marilyn Monroe,(video, The Open Mind, 1987).

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement – Duke University Online Archive
Fascinating primary sources from women's activist organizations documenting the growth of feminism in the 1960s-70s in the United States. Includes manifestos, literature, and organizational documents from feminist groups active at the time.

The Royal Commission on the Status of Women

Germaine’s Legacy: After the Female Eunuch, video.
Robyn Davidson, Georgia Blain and Deborah Robertson join Germaine Greer in this Adelaide Writers' Week panel to discuss the legacy of Greer's The Female Eunuch.

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Updated: April 12, 2009