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3.25 | Gloria!

Acclaimed journalist and author, award-winning producer, political activist, and undeterrable feminist organizer Gloria Steinem celebrates her 86th birthday today. Her long list of accolades and accomplishments continues to grow as she fights for equality around the world. Today, we recognize her contributions by revisiting her 1982 interview with Studs Terkel where they discuss the history of the feminist movement in the United States, women’s roles in society and family, and the 10th anniversary of her magazine, Ms., the first national magazine to elevate feminist voices, feminist journalism, and a feminist worldview and remains a trusted, popular source for feminist news today. Listen here.

Women’s History Month

For centuries, Chicago women have pushed boundaries, broke barriers, and made history. Explore our blog series highlighting some of these local trailblazers. Explore more on the blog.


The Chicago History Museum, a major museum and research center for Chicago and American history, is located at 1601 N. Clark Street. The Museum has dedicated more than a century to celebrating and sharing Chicago stories through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming. The Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents and images to help audiences connect to the city and its history. The Chicago History Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. The Chicago History Museum is a 2016 winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest award given to these institutions for their community engagement and having an impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories