The Smithsonian has launched the American Women’s History Initiative, a comprehensive undertaking to document, research, collect, display, and share the rich and compelling story of women in the United States. Through this initiative, the Smithsonian seeks to amplify women’s voices, reach diverse and international audiences, and empower generations. In celebration of the AWHI, SmithsonianMag.com has collected representative examples of its coverage of diverse women throughout American history.

Pathbreaking Women

At the Smithsonian

They Shaped Culture