Overcoming Challenges — Women in the Military
Originally forbidden to serve on the battlefield, women in the military gradually won victories: more responsibilities and access to all the service academies and basic training. Finally, in 2015, women were finally permitted to take part in leadership roles and physical combat, putting them on equal footing with their male counterparts. Presented virtually by the National Archives Museum, broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien will moderate a discussion about the evolution of women’s roles and responsibilities in the U.S. Armed Forces. Participants can register to attend online or watch live on YouTube.