Fearless Women: Feminist Patriots from Abigail Adams to Beyoncé

National Archives Museum

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


When America became a nation, a woman had no legal existence beyond her husband. Abigail Adams tried to change this, reminding her husband John to “remember the ladies” when Congress formulated laws for the new nation. Fearless Women tells the story of women who dared to take destiny into their own hands; some were abolitionists, some famous like Susan B. Anthony, and most of them considered themselves patriots. Author Elizabeth Cobbs will discuss the stories of fearless women on both sides of the aisle, rich and poor, from all backgrounds and regions, and show that the women’s movement has never been an exclusive club. Joining the author in conversation will be author Susan Ware.

Women’s History Month programming is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Denise Gwyn Ferguson.

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.