Equality Archive is a reliable source for the history of sex and gender equality in the United States. It is a theater for history and social justice with the goal to provide a forum for curious people.
Information is power. Equality Archive provides open access to the information that can ripple to become a new wave of knowledge and action in the service of social good. We know feminism is intersectional: as you explore one entry, you will find connections–intersections–with others. You can follow issues, people, and history by browsing images, or you can search information by using the key words located in Equality Archive’s tag cloud.
Every entry is peer-reviewed, and each entry contains references, links to film, video, speeches, or music relevant to its topic. Every entry also connects with an opportunity to get involved—to volunteer or donate to an established organization already working toward a social good that must include empowered women.
Equality Archive is loaded with information. It contains unique assets—brief, accessible, fact-based, archival entries on a range of topics written by over 25 feminists who are professors, artists, and authors. And the archive is ongoing, it will continue to grow with more content, more information.
Equality Archive is motivated by my work editing with Michelle Habbel-Pallan, “The 1970s,” a special issue of WSQ, a journal published by the Feminist Press. We were inspired by the diversity of women who organized, published, and protested for the rights and opportunities we sometimes take for granted.
Laurie Hurson accepted the monumental challenge of building and customizing this site, and she leads the impetus for innovation in open education resources by building on contemporary models of digital media.
And EqualityArchive.com is a labor of love. Its rich content is supported by feminist friends and allies who donated their time, their money, their talent, or their specialized knowledge to make this information intervention possible.
Now, anyone can search and explore this rich, deep, and reliable collection of information, documents, definitions, images, sounds, issues, and history and they intersect and influence thought and social action.
New York City, 2015