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On McCarthy’s Blacklist: Celebrating AAUW and Women’s History

In his notorious five-hour speech in 1950, Sen. Joseph McCarthy accused AAUW member Esther Brunauer of being “instrumental in committing this organization to the support of various [communist] front enterprises.” Brunauer and her husband, like many of their peers at the time, were named as security risks and dismissed from their positions. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 17, 2014

Beyond Camping and Cookies: AAUW and the Girl Scouts

This week, we celebrate Girl Scout Week. Maybe you were a Girl Scout yourself, or perhaps you have one in your family. Or you may just love those cookies! But […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 11, 2014

Opening Membership and Minds

On display at the AAUW national office is a certificate from the National Council of Negro Women, signed by the council’s founder and president, Mary McLeod Bethune. The story behind this certificate is one of the most significant stories in AAUW’s history. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   February 28, 2014
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It Didn’t End with Brown v. Board: The Uphill Battle for School Desegregation

After the landmark Brown v. Board civil rights case, many schools struggled with the adjustment to desegregation — and some states even tried to write laws around it. AAUW member Guion Griffis Johnson played a crucial role in desegregating North Carolina’s schools. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 18, 2014
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Mentoring Matters: A Response from Our Readers

Mentoring can change your life. At least that’s the word from our readers, who shared with us their thoughts and experiences with mentoring as part of National Mentoring Month. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 31, 2014
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Finding “Mrs. Richard J. Walsh”: Pearl S. Buck’s Journey Back into Our History

Most people know Pearl S. Buck (1892 –1973) as the Pulitzer Prize- and Nobel Prize-winning author who lived in China as a missionary and whose experiences there influenced her writing. But did you know that she was also an AAUW member, unrecognized in our archives for years under her married name? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 13, 2014
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New Resources for AAUW Members: Grassroots Organizers

These new organizers are already supporting members as they coordinate community activities around public policy issues, work with campus leaders, recruit new members, and implement other AAUW programs. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 30, 2013

Sarah T. Hughes: A Woman Who Asked What She Could Do For Her Country

The day was November 22, 1963. The accident was President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. And the plane was Air Force One, where Sarah Tilghman Hughes swore in the new president of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 21, 2013
Mabel Newcomer receiving the 1953 AAUW Achievement Award

Where Are the Women Economists? Here’s One You Should Know About

AAUW board member Mabel Newcomer was an economics professor at Vassar College for 40 years and vice president of the American Economic Association — the first woman to hold the position. She was also a published author, an economic adviser for postwar reconstruction in Europe, a U.N. representative, and a 1953 AAUW Achievement Award winner. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 06, 2013

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