Women’s History Month Resources

As we enter into one of MoDH’s top-12 favorite months of the year, it is time to celebrate Women’s History Month! With International Women’s Day on March 8th, here are a few resources to learn more about some of the great women of Durham. 


Last January, as part of the programming for the Votes for Suffrage exhibit (see below), we hosted a virtual Q&A with the Equal Rights Amendment NC Alliance. We were fortunate to have so many interesting voices on this panel, including ERA-NC Co-President Lori Bunton and Pauli Murray Center Executive Director Barbara Lau

Revisit this panel segment on our YouTube to hear from these women and learn more about their work. 


  • 150 Faces of Durham
    • MoDH exhibit created for the sesquicentennial anniversary of Durham features numerous women who contributed so much to the Bull City. 
    • The Faces of Durham outdoor banners at 500 W. Main St. currently feature Nannerl Keohane, Josephine Dobbs Clement, and Jean Bradley Anderson, just to name a few. Bookmark this page for updates on the Traveling 150 Faces Exhibit, as it tours Durham Public Schools.  
    • Head over to the MoDH TikTok account to view segments of a new series, entitled ‘150 Faces, 60 Seconds in which we have already spotlighted Pauli Murray, Shirley Caesar, and Brenda Brodie.
  • Votes for Suffrage: 100 Years of Women in Durham Politics
    • 2020 marked the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women in the United States the right to vote. This virtual exhibit explores the legacy of the amendment, the struggle African American women faced, and how women’s political participation helped shape Durham. 
  • Durham Beginnings: 1865-1885
    • This exhibit puts a spotlight on 5 individuals who experienced Durham before it became the Bull City we know today. These profiles include Eliza Bennet Duke and Margaret Faucette
      • Eliza witnessed the industrialization of Durham well before the Duke name became famous. You can even visit her homestead, which still stands at Bennett Place.
      • Margaret, along with 4 million African-Americans, became a citizen after the Civil War. She found opportunities in the Hayti neighborhood, and her Christian congregation grew to become what is now White Rock Baptist Church. You can visit White Rock Baptist on Fayetteville Street, and learn more at Hayti Heritage Center for information about the area.

Other Resources Dedicated to/Created by Women

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