Laurie Green

Laurie Green, Ph.D., is a Public Voices Fellow and associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Articles

Women’s March, Like Many Before It, Struggles for Unity

The Women’s March on Washington planned for the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration has had its share of internal controversies, but this is nothing new in the history of demonstrations in the nation’s capital.

(Photo: Center for Jewish History/Wikimedia Commons) The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom F or those who believe Donald Trump’s election has further legitimized hatred and even violence, a “Women’s March on Washington” scheduled for January 21 offers an outlet to demonstrate mass solidarity across lines of race, religion, age, gender, national identity, and sexual orientation. The idea of such a march first ricocheted across social media just hours after the TV networks called the election for Trump, when a grandmother in Hawaii suggested it to fellow Facebook friends on the private, pro-Hillary Clinton group page known as Pantsuit Nation. Millions of postings later, the D.C. march has mushroomed to include parallel events in 41 states and 21 cities outside the United States. An independent national organizing committee has stepped in to articulate a clear mission and take over logistics. And thousands of local organizations, many of them formed just in the last month,...