Welcome & Thank You

for visiting the online portion of Women's Activism: Profiles in Dissent.

Here you will find the exhibition’s bibliography, along with resources for further research. Please feel free to explore!

Curated by Emily Ferrufino-Coqueugniot
Research and writing by
David Duffield, Sarah Crocker, and Brooke Keith
Designed by Shannon Rheubottom


Videos, Documentaries, and Web Pages

Here are some informational web pages, documentaries and YouTube videos for those who would like to know more about the movements covered in the exhibit.

Women’s Suffrage

The Vote by American Experience on PBS
The Historic Women’s Suffrage March on Washington by Michelle Mehrtens for TED-Ed
Not for Ourselves Alone by Ken Burns for PBS
The Root: How Racism Tainted Women's Suffrage by Monee Fields White for NPR

The LGBTQ Movement

Pride Month Documentary Collection on PBS
The Age of AIDS by Frontline on PBS
We Are Everywhere: Lesbians in the Archive by the Yale University Library
“Undeniable community service”: It’s A Sin and the Forgotten Women of the AIDS Crisis by Restrospect Journal

Disability Rights

The Gang of 19 by Colorado Experience on PBS
Disability and Employment: A Timeline by the U.S. Department of Labor
Rethinking Disability Representation On-Screen by Kristen Lopez for American Masters on PBS
We Won’t Go Away by Patricia Ingram

The Equal Rights Amendment

ERA by Not Done: Women Remaking America on PBS
From Women’s Suffrage to the ERA By American Experience
Equal Rights Amendment by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
"Mrs. America" and the Fight Over the ERA by CBS Sunday Morning

Reproductive Rights

The History of Abortion After 1973 by Throughline for NPR
The Abortion Divide by Frontline for PBS
Exploring the complicated history of abortion in the United States by PBS Newshour
The Racist Roots of Reproductive Rights in America by Fusion
The Pill and the Sexual Revolution by American Experience for PBS

Free Online Research Resources

Here are some free resources which can be used for further research

Colorado Historic Newspapers

An online newspaper repository run by the Colorado State Library, with newspapers from around the state published from 1859 to 2022

Genealogy, African American & Western History Resources at the Denver Public Library

The Denver Public Library provides genealogy resources and archives located at the Western History Archive in the Central Branch and the archive located at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

The National Archives

Established in 1934, the National Archives contain everything from the U.S founding documents to veteran’s service records and more

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Run by the Library of Congress with access to U.S. historic newspapers from 1789 to 1924

National Academies Press

Provides free access to the publications of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The Library of Congress

Established in 1800, the Library of Congress has a collection including recordings, maps, books and more.

Smithsonian Institution Archives

With museums covering everything from the African American history to Asian art, the Smithsonian’s archive allows researchers to access items related to people, events, and exhibits

Exhibition Bibliography

This project has been funded by The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Telling the Full History Preservation Fund, with support from National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the exhibition do not necessarily reflect those of the National Trust of the National Endowment for the Humanities.