— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 29, 2016
For the final days of Women’s History Month, The Washington Post is sharing profiles of interesting women, as written by interesting women, from their archives. Washington Post embedded media editor Julia Carpenter has written about the project, which she describes as a “Bechdel test, almost. But for journalism,” and shared some of the articles on Medium.
Among them is a 1989 piece by Donna Britt, award-winning journalist, on Alice Walker, whose critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Also featured is a 1974 obituary by Sally Quinn on Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the outspoken eldest child of U.S President Theodore Roosevelt who famously said she felt “utter rapture” after hearing President McKinley was assassinated and that her father would become President. The final article shared by Carpenter is a 1981 profile on Maya Angelou, the famous poet and civil rights activist, by journalist and author Lynn Darling. Readers are encouraged to read, and share, their own #womenbywomen picks by exploring the hashtag on Twitter.
Read the full story at Medium.