Joan Marie Johnson, PhD, is a historian and author.
She is the author of numerous books and articles on American’s women history, race, social reform, education, and philanthropy.
Her book, Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870-1967, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in October 2017. It shows how wealthy women wielded their money to help make change for women, including winning the right to vote, access to higher education, birth control, and better conditions for working women.
Named #21 of the 100 Best Books on Philanthropy of All Time by Book Authority
She is available for presentations and book talks on women’s history, including women and philanthropy, race, social reform, and education.