CATEGORY: Women's History
The Extraordinary Secret Life of Dr. James Barry
March 24, 2017

How—and why—did a groundbreaking physician pass as the opposite sex for more than 50 years? Read More

The Surprising History of International Women’s Day
March 6, 2017

Though International Women’s Day may be more widely celebrated abroad than in the United States, its roots are planted firmly in American soil. Read More

Dr. Gisella Perl: A Hero in Hell
March 3, 2017

She lived an unspeakable hell. As both an inmate and head women’s doctor at Auschwitz, Dr. Gisella Perl saved hundreds of lives with her bare hands. Read More

Human Computers: The Women of NASA
December 13, 2016

Their calculations would chart the course of many ground-breaking space missions, yet their stories remain mostly unknown. Get the story behind the women mathematicians, engineers and scientists working at NASA. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Babe Didrikson Zaharias
June 24, 2016

Explore 10 fascinating facts about the multi-sport titan that the Associated Press once named the “Woman Athlete of the Half Century.” Read More

Easter Rising and the Unknown Fight for Equality
April 22, 2016

Explore how Easter Rising was not only a fight for Irish independence, but also a fight for equality. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Ada Lovelace
December 10, 2015

Check out 10 surprising facts about the pioneering woman often cited as the world’s first computer programmer. Read More

Florence Lawrence: The First Movie Star
December 7, 2015

Widely acclaimed as the first movie star, Florence Lawrence was the first film actress whose name was used to promote her films. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Elizabeth Cady Stanton
November 12, 2015

Brash, uncompromising and fiercely intelligent, Elizabeth Cady Stanton spent more than 50 years as one of the leading voices of the American women’s rights movement. On the bicentennial of her birth, learn nine fascinating facts about the woman Susan B. Anthony called “the philosopher and statesman of our movement.” Read More

Search Is On For Original Women’s Rights Declaration
October 22, 2015

The White House has launched a nationwide search for the original “Declaration of Sentiments,” the founding document of the women’s rights movement. Read More