Hidden Voices

  • Maritcha Lyons, an Educator “For the Masses”

    • Feb 28, 2024
    In this installment of the Hidden Voices series, learn more about Maritcha Lyons, an educator and activist for many decades in New York City who dedicated her career to fighting for the rights of Black New Yorkers.
  • '¡Su voto es su voz!': Willie Velásquez, Champion for Voting Rights

    • Oct 16, 2023
    In this installment of our ongoing Hidden Voices series, we are sharing the story of Willie Velásquez, the charismatic Mexican American grassroots activist who worked to ensure equal voting rights for Latinos in the United States while also galvanizing Latinos towards participating in the U.S. political process at the local, statewide, and national levels.
  • Bernice Sandler, “Godmother” of Title IX

    • Mar 31, 2023
    Hidden Voices, our ongoing series celebrating the lives of individuals who are often "hidden" from traditional historical records, continues with our profile of Bernice Sandler, the first chair of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, and champion of the groundbreaking Title IX law that transformed student athletics in the United States.
  • Victor H. Green, Creator and Publisher of the ‘Green Book’

    • Feb 28, 2023
    In this installment of our Hidden Voices series, we’re honoring Victor H. Green, a Harlem native who created the “Green Book” – a travel guide that helped thousands of African Americans safely navigate across the United States throughout the twentieth century.
  • Reaching for the Stars with Mary Golda Ross

    • Nov 22, 2022
    Our Hidden Voices series continues with our profile of Mary Ross Golda, the first Native American woman to become an aerospace engineer, and one of NASA's "Hidden Figures!"
  • Fighting for Women’s Health—Dr. Helen Rodríguez-Trías

    • Oct 3, 2022
    Our Hidden Voices series continues with our profile of Dr. Helen Rodríguez-Trías, a pediatrician who became one of the United States' most influential champions of health equity for women, people of color, and other marginalized groups.
  • Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, Suffragist and Community Leader

    • May 26, 2022
    Our ongoing Hidden Voices series continues with our profile of Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, the Chinese-American scholar, suffragist, and minister who once led a parade of 10,000 people down Fifth Avenue in support of universal voting rights.
  • Emily Roebling, Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge

    • Mar 31, 2022
    As we continue with our ongoing Hidden Voices series, we're featuring Emily W. Roebling, the acting engineer responsible for the construction and completion of New York's "Eighth Wonder of the World," the Brooklyn Bridge!
  • Florence Mills, Queen of Happiness

    • Feb 28, 2022
    As our ongoing Hidden Voices series continues, we're featuring Broadway legend, Florence Mills, whose unique voice, stage presence, hard work, and personal commitment to Black representation on Broadway during the 1920's helped set the stage for the rise of jazz and the integration of Black artists into Broadway productions.
  • Celebrating Indigenous Heroes

    • Oct 14, 2021
    This installment of our Hidden Voices series is dedicated to five Native American figures who have made their mark on our nation. Learn more about these outstanding individuals, and check out our embedded resources for additional details!