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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 is situated on ancestral homelands of the Potawatomi people, who cared for the land until forced out by non-Native settlers. Established in 1856, the Museum is now at 1601 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, its third location. As a major museum and research center for Chicago and U.S. history, the Chicago History Museum strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming, the Museum connects people to Chicago’s history and to each other. To share Chicago stories, the Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents, images and other items that are relevant to the city’s history. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. 

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories