Pearl Buck and Women
Pearl S. Buck, was a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, avid humanitarian, and ardent social justice activist. She was a staunch advocate for gender equality and women’s rights. Buck was born in the United States but spent the first half of her life growing up in China, which gave her a unique perspective of both the privilege of and social constraints on women in the United States, as well as an inside look at the discrimination women faced in other parts of the world.
Living during the early 20th century, she saw first-hand the struggle for women’s right to vote, the evolution of women’s roles both inside and out of the home, the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment, and more. She documented her thoughts, her observations, and her first-hand experiences in many of her fiction books as well as non-fiction articles, speeches, and essays. Pearl Buck and Women explores her role in writing about and living this advocacy for gender equality and women’s rights.
This virtual exhibit, released during Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to the celebration of women’s achievements and honoring their past and present struggles to define their place in the world, invites visitors to engage in this still ongoing conversation. It highlights one woman’s perspective on the ever-changing expectations, rights, and responsibilities of women in their families, their jobs, and their communities.
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