Remarkable Women Whose Obituaries were Overlooked is the concept behind a new series introduced by The New York Times during National Women’s History month this year.
“Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. Now, we’re adding the stories of remarkable women.” This is how the “Overlooked” project is described by Amisha Padnani and Jessica Bennett in the March 8 2018 issue. Charlotte Bronte, Emily Warren Roebling, Madhubala, and Ida B. Wells’ obituaries are included in the initial offering. There is also a form readers can use to nominate women as candidates for future stories.