To help stop the spread of COVID-19 in New York City, New-York Historical is temporarily closed to the public through the end of the month. Our Women March exhibition is off limits for the time being, but we’re celebrating Women’s History Month from afar. So, why not dip into our our vast collection of audio recordings from past Public Programs and listen to some of our most fascinating talks about remarkable women? Here’s a selection to get you started below:
The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
April 10, 2019
Author and journalist Elaine Weiss walks our audience through the historic and dramatic fight for women’s suffrage and the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Madame Fourcade and the French Resistance Against Hitler
March 5, 2019
New York Times best-selling author Lynne Olson, in conversation with author Stanley Cloud, shares the incredible story of Madame Fourcade, the leader of the largest spy network in France during World War II.
Dolley Madison and the White House
April 26, 2017
Dolley Madison left an indelible stamp on the American presidency and revolutionized the role of First Lady. Historian Carol Berkin and journalist Cokie Roberts reveal her story.
Grandmother Power: The Roosevelts
May 7, 2016
Geoffrey C. Ward and Lesley Stahl present an intimate discussion focusing on Sara Delano Roosevelt, FDR’s commanding mother, whose relationship with the Roosevelt family helped shape the American presidency and the nation.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
January 14, 2014
New Yorker writer and author Jill Lepore uncovers the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes and how it holds within it a fascinating family story, as well as a crucial connection to 20th-century feminism.
Leaders in War: Margaret Thatcher
April 30, 2015
Historian Andrew Roberts, who knew Lady Thatcher well, explores the secrets and leadership style of the first female prime minister of Great Britain.
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
October 14, 2008
Historian Annette Gordon-Reed and author Brent Staples bring to life the Hemings family, whose close blood ties to the third president of the United States had been systematically expunged from history until recently. They explore not only the lives of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, but the entire Hemings family and their compelling saga.
Top image: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain meets with President George H.W. Bush on July 17, 1987 (Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum)