Make it Happen – The Women of the Visual History Archive

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 4:06pm

On March 8, 2015 there will be events all over the world celebrating the achievements of women for International Women’s Day. This year’s theme Make it Happen encourages action for advancing women’s rights and also recognizing the incredible and courageous work women do in various industries throughout the world.

To commemorate International Women’s Day we are featuring 10 amazing woman from the Visual History Archive who all “made it happen,” from standing up to injustice to saving lives during the Holocaust to preserving the memories of genocide victims and many other courageous acts.

These are only 10 of the over 27,000 women in the Visual History Archive. So we challenge you to not only watch more testimony from the Archive but to share these incredible stories of resistance, courage and resilience.

Help celebrate International Women’s Day by joining the conversation with #MakeItHappen or #IWD2015 on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

International Women's Day 2015


Deanna Hendrick