Topic: Activism

The Fairy Godmothers of Women’s Studies

Moving scholarship by and about women from margin to center.

In Brief: The 1995 Beijing Women’s Conference

The global conversation about women’s issues takes a big step forward.

Who Belongs in the Boy Scouts? Philanthropy’s Support for Black Scouting

How a new foundation helped one of America’s oldest youth organizations become more racially inclusive.

Ted Watkins and the Rockefeller Foundation: An Unlikely Partnership

How a charismatic community activist from Watts challenged a foundation’s civil rights strategy.

In Brief: The Rockefeller Foundation Supports Renowned Urbanist Jane Jacobs

One small grant gave enduring voice to one of the most famous critiques of postwar urban renewal.