As the number of newspapers in the United States diminishes, journalists have turned to social media as a way to push out their stories. Most newsrooms have a social media editor who is responsible for using Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram so they can reach as many people as possible.
In this scenario, you are the social media editor in your newsroom. You have been assigned to write a post highlighting one of the key struggles women have faced in the fight for gender equality based on one of the photographs in the carousel.
Research the topic by looking back over the case study and reading reliable sources you have used in class.
Write a brief summary of the issue in your post, addressing the following questions: What was the challenge faced by the individual or group featured in the image and how did they overcome it?
Click on “Select Image,” create your entry, and “post” comments in response.
Practice smart digital citizenship by keeping the entry and comments engaging and respectful.
Mary Church Terrell. Ca. 1880–1900. Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/item/97500102/
Woman Suffrage Headquarters on upper Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 1912
Woman Suffrage Headquarters on upper Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 1912, Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/item/97500065/
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy for the presidency. Jan 25, 1972. Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/resource/ds.07135/
Activist Phyllis Schlafly wearing a "Stop ERA" badge
Activist Phyllis Schlafly wearing a "Stop ERA" badge, demonstrating with other women against the Equal Rights Amendment in front of the White House, Washington, DC. Feb. 4, 1977. Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/item/2011648744/
Women outside the US Capitol holding signs
Women outside the US Capitol holding signs supporting the National Organization for Women's "rally for women's lives" and against sexual harassment, likely in reference to the accusations against Senator Bob Packwood. April 1, 1995. Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/item/2015645166/
Tarana Burke. Permission has been granted for educational purposes only, courtesy of WETA/PBS NewsHour Productions LLC via American Archive for Public Broadcasting (WGBH and Library of Congress): https://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_525-xp6tx36d08.
Youngest parader in New York City suffragist parade
Youngest parader in New York City suffragist parade. May 4, 1912. Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/item/97500068/
PBS NewsHour marchers head down a side street during the women's march
PBS NewsHour marchers head down a side street during the women's march and rally in downtown DC on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Permission has been granted for education purposes only, courtesy of WETA/PBS NewsHour Productions LLC: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/can-lefts-grassroots-activists-curb-trumps-influence
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