Woman takes aim during target practice at Fort McPherson, Georgia, 1958. 

photo credit: Atlanta-Journal Constitution Photographic Archive, Georgia State University Digital Collections

A Week’s Worth of Women in the News: August 9 – 15

From incest and abuse, a journalist exposing the staggering violence against women in the ISIS campaigns, the social politics of beauty, and women in the military fighting for birth control to Serena Williams’ total domination, Kierna Mayo’s rise to the top of black media, women changing the game of country music, and documenting the search … [Read more…]

Hilla Sheriff: South Carolina’s Rural Public Health Pioneer

American Women's Hospitals Rural Health Service mobile clinic. Sheriff is standing at the far left of the group of women in the right of the picture.

Hilla Sheriff was born in Pickens County, in the rural South Carolina upcountry in 1903. She attended the College of Charleston for two years and then transferred to the Medical College of the State of South Carolina where she received an M.D. in 1926. Following this degree she did an internship at the Hospital of … [Read more…]

My Father’s Mother

So I’m writing about my father’s mother, Louise Levi Berger Marcus. I was asked by Meeghan Kane to write about a woman who made the biggest impression in my life. It was pretty difficult, especially since most of my female relatives and friends were so damned sweet to me, and it was almost impossible to … [Read more…]

An Interview with a South Carolinian: Robin Waites, Executive Director of Historic Columbia

Robin Waites

photo credit: Historic Columbia

What does it mean to be innovative? Robin Waites, Executive Director of Historic Columbia for the past 15 years, makes innovation and engaging leadership look easy. Under her leadership, the Woodrow Wilson Family Home property underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation and is now one of the first museums of its kind to deeply examine the period … [Read more…]

A Week’s Worth of Women in the News: August 2 – 8

"I'm Pro-Choice and I vote" 

photo credit: Florida Memory Project

This week we probably gave the New York Times a little too much attention, but their features on women were remarkable, from Brooklyn activists and native daughters of the Bronx to the Pro-Choice movement changing the conversation. Elsewhere, a roller derby player took down a purse thief, a runner bled freely through a marathon, and … [Read more…]