Posts Tagged ‘women’
in What's New
March 27, 2015
By Bill Sullivan
A young woman succumbs to his charms. He leaves. She has his child.
It’s a plot that seems to be borrowed from a romance novel, but it happened in Williamsburg in the months after the Yorktown victory that signaled the end of … Continue Reading »
March 20, 2015
How did one Williamsburg woman make her way in the world after the Revolution? Did the promise of the Declaration of Independence improve the lives of women?
In observance of Women’s History Month, we present this conversation from 2013, focused on the life and times of Lydia Broadnax, portrayed by Colonial Williamsburg interpreter Katrinah Lewis.
WHRV … Continue Reading »
March 13, 2015
Eighteenth-century women faced an array of legal and social restrictions. Enslaved women enjoyed almost no protections at all.
Still, many women pushed against these limits, asserting control over finances, households and their bodies. They were not merely victims of a system rigged to deny their equality. They had ambitions: to be truly free, to speak … Continue Reading »
in What's New
March 4, 2013
President Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act in 1948, allowing women to enlist in the Regular Army for the first time. But women have played a part in every American conflict since the Revolutionary War.
From Martha Washington’s mobilization of the home front to modern women in combat roles, what … Continue Reading »
April 10, 2012
March 8, 2012
Hear from the First Lady and Oney as they try to understand what happened in a relationship that was so intimate and yet so distant at 12:30 p.m. March 2, 9, 12, 22 and … Continue Reading »