Favorite Links

Penny Colman's Favorite Links.

Multicultural Women’s History

 

Roads from Seneca Falls (I am on the Advisory Board)
http://roadsfromsenecafallsk-12.net/index.aspx
Women make up 51 percent of the U.S. population. Incorporating women into history changes our understanding of the past in fundamental ways.Roads from Seneca Falls will help K-12 teachers and students incorporate women’s history into U.S. history and social studies classes by making web-based materials on women’s history and leadership more easily available.

History of American Women Blog and Civil War Women Blog by Maggie MacLean
http://www.civilwarwomenblog.com
http://www.womenhistoryblog.com

Amazing Women in History.com
http://www.amazingwomeninhistory.com/
Kerilynn Engel

Women Who Changed America:
www.womenwhochangedamerica.org
Dedicated to telling the stories of amazing women in politics, workplace, wellness, sports, and arts who helped shape America.

Feminism 101: The Essentials
http://www.feminism101.com
“A feminist is, and always has been, anyone who favors political, economic and social equality for women and men.”

Veteran Feminists of America
http://www.vfa.us
One of the foremost sources of information about the Second Wave women’s movement in the United States. For a brief autobiographical essay by Penny Colman click on http://www.vfa.us/pennycolman.htm

EVE: Equal Visibility Everywhere
www.equalvisibilityeverywhere.org
One of my passions is taking road trips in search of women’s history. Over the years, I’ve photographed many landmarks to women from street signs to statues to gravestone, and, although I’ve found more landmarks to women than I expected, I’ve also found many, many, many more to men, which, is not to say, that we should remove those, but that we should add more to women. That said, I am delighted to link to Equal Visibility Everywhere, a brand-new (March 2010) not-for-profit dedicated to achieving gender parity in the symbols and icons of the United States.

Pioneer Women in Sculpture
http://pioneerwomen.blogspot.com
For almost twenty years, I’ve set off on women history road trips to photograph monument, markers and memorials to historic women.  This is fascinating blog with terrific photos and insightful commentary.

National Women’s History Project
www.nwhp.org
The web site of the group that led the successful campaign to have the month of March declared National Women’s History Month. This site has something—resources, information—for everyone. Check it out year around, not just in March.

New Jersey Women’s History (NJWH)
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/
Every state should have a web site like this one (full disclosure: I was a member of the NJWH Project Task Force and the NJWH Website Expansion Project).  It is loaded with images and document. There’s an E-Classroom with lesson plans for elementary, middle school and high school students, etc. It is easy to navigate.

Maryland Women’s Heritage Center
www.mdwomensheritagecenter.org
A comprehensive state-based center and museum that recognizes, respects, and transmits the experiences and contributions of Maryland women and girls of diverse backgrounds and regions.

Missouri Women
Women of the Past, Inspiring Women Today
www.missouriwomen.org

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial
http://www.suffragistmemorial.org
Information, plus a video about women who endured harsh imprisonment to secure voting rights for American women.

Women’s History Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/WomensHistory
The Women’s History Channel is dedicated to telling the stories about the lives and legacies of remarkable women and remembering how their contributions have affected our lives today.

UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

http://www.unwomen.org/
Global champion for women and girls

Reading and Writing

 

Women’s Enews
www.womensenews.org
Women’s Enews bills itself as “Coving Women’s issues/Changing women’s lives.”
It does that and more, which is why I check it everyday.

 

PEN American Center
www.pen.org
One of my professional organization with a particularly informative web site, e,g, the audio archive has “A Tribute to Chinua Achebe.”  There is a page of “Prison Writing, a new series of online correspondence between children’s and young adult book writers and illustrators, and petitions in support of free expression, etc.

The Authors Guild
http://www.authorsguild.org
Another of my professional organizations that bills itself as the “published writer’s advocate for effective copyright, fair contracts, and free expression,” which it is.

American Society of Journalists and Authors
http://www.asja.org
My professional organization that provides useful and up-to-date tips, suggestion, support for freelance writers.

International Children’s Digital Library
http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SimpleSearchCategory
A terrific web site that offers scores of books in many languages. An entire book is available to read online or downloaded A fabulous resource, I send all my students to this site.

Wonders & Marvels
www.wondersandmarvels.com
A blog for people who read and write history and historical fiction. It’s edited by Holly Tucker, Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University and author of Blood Work: A Tale of Murder and Medicine and Scientific Revolution, the subheading says it all: “A Community for Curious Minds who love History, its Odd Stories, and Good Reads”

Release Your Writing
www.releaseyourwriting.blogspot.com
An interesting and useful blog by Helen Gallagher, author of Release Your Writing: Book Publishing Your Way and Blog Power & Social Media Handbook.