National History Day
The Margaret Sanger Papers Project encourages students working on National History Day to consider projects based on Margaret Sanger and the birth control movement. To that end we have mounted brief topic guides.
Topic Guide Archive:
Exploration, Encounter & Exchange in History, 2016
Leadership & Legacy, 2015
Turning Points, 2013
Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences, 2011
The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies, 2009
Conflict and Compromise in History, 2008
Taking a Stand in History, 2006
Communication in History: The Key to Understanding, 2004
Rights and Responsibilities in History, 2003
Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History, 2002
We do ask that you begin your research using the resources on this web site and secondary readings before contacting the Project with any follow-up research.
Due to the number of students involved in National History Day, Sanger Project staff cannot participate in student projects as interview subjects except in extraordinary circumstances.
Many students working on Sanger-related topics have won NHD competitions using the resources gathered by the Sanger Project. If you have won a National History Day competition using Sanger documents, please let us know by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some of the latest winners:
Sarah Schoellhorn, Fifth Place, National in Senior Exhibit, Second place, Senior Exhibit (Florida) for "Margaret Sanger: Choosing a Life of Conflict to Gain Women’s Reproductive Rights," (Florida, 2018)
Vinita Cheepurupalli, First Place, Individual Senior Entry (Indiana) for Margaret Sanger, Woman Rebel: Crusading Against the Censorship of Women
Caroline Katzive, First Place, Junior Paper Margaret Sanger: Demonstrating Leadership and Legacy Through Her Crusade For Women’s Reproductive Rights (Washington, DC, 2015)
Mia Radovanovic, Third Place, Senior Individual Exhibit for Margaret Sanger: The Birth of Women’s Control, (Florida, 2013)
Connor Davies, Senior Individual Performance, for "Nine Days of Innovation for a Lifetime of Change" about Margaret Sanger's birth control clinic in Brooklyn. (Maryland, 2010)
Cailin Nolte, Kyra Ellis-Moore and Emily Williams, "Margret Sanger: Crusader for Contraceptives" (Outstanding State Entry, New Mexico, 2009).
Emma Cooper, second place in the Maine Junior Individual Documentary competiion, for "Margaret Sanger, The Pioneer of Birth Control." (Maine, 2009)
Rachel Maremont and Nina Das, first places in the Group documentary competition in the Greater Boston Area Competition for "Margaret Sanger: Pioneer for Contraception" (Massachusetts, 2009)
Monica Caballeros-O'Rourke, National Finalist in Senior Individual Performance, for "Margaret Sanger Story." (Michigan, 2008).
Darya Pruitt, Rose Olson & MacAulay Steenson, Honorable Mention for Junior Group Exhibit, "'No Woman Can Call Herself Free' Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement" (State History Day, Minnesota, 2008)
Connie Tran of Pascagoula High School took third place for her poster exhibit on Margaret Sanger. (Mississippi, 2006)
Sophia Nguyen and Neha Mukunda, won the New Jersey's Junior Group Performance with their presentation, "Margaret Sanger: A General in the Battle for Birth Control, A Soldier in the War for Women's Rights." (New Jersey, 2006)
Annie Kjar and Jesa Wolthuizen, "The Woman Rebel--Margaret Sanger--Taking a Stand by Giving Women a Choice" (Iowa, 2006)
Chelsea Gilchrist and Josie Gomez, came in third place in the junior division for their documentary, "Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement," which placed third in the junior division. (Hawaii, 2006)
Keanna Cohen, "Margaret Sanger: Her Stand for Birth Control" individual senior project, division winner (New Mexico, 2006)
Tarresha Poindexter, Katherine Campbell-Morrison and Allison Tillman, were national alternates for their group performance of "Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Revolution." (Cleveland, OH, 2005.)
Chloe Woodward's project "Margaret Sanger: The Woman Rebel". (National, 2002)
Alexandra Bispo, Sara Hunt, Lauren Blum, "Margaret Sanger: A Woman Rebel," (Monteray County, CA, finalists, 2002)
Trina N. Assur, "Margaret Sanger: Woman Rebel" (Connecticut, 2002)
Scott Buckley, "Margaret Sanger" (Delaware, 2002)
Casey Lynch and Tiffany Zehner, "Margaret Sanger: Champion of Birth Control" (Pennsylvania, 2002)
Michelle Cordes, "Margaret Sanger and Birth Control in America" (National, 2001)
Nicole Desrosiers, "Margaret Sanger" (Massachusetts, 2001)
Martha Graham's "Margaret Sanger's Work: The Development of Birth Control" (Ohio, 2000)
Latasha Hailey, "Margaret Sanger: A Woman Rebel" (Maryland, 1999)
Susan Frreman's article, "Women's History in the New Millennium: The Next Generation of Scholars," JOURNAL OF WOMEN’S HISTORY, VOL. 12 NO. 1 (SPRING 2000) describes Serene Myers's winning individual performance project on Margaret Sanger. (1999, North Carolina, National)