CATEGORY: Women's History
Right Stuff, Wrong Gender: The Woman Astronauts Grounded by NASA
July 24, 2017

These aspiring astronauts were part of the little-known “Mercury 13” program. Read More

Meet the Night Witches, the Daring Female Pilots Who Bombed Nazis By Night
July 7, 2017

They were a crucial Soviet asset to winning World War II. Read More

Long-Lost Letters from Suffrage Pioneers Discovered
March 30, 2017

A newly-discovered collection of hundreds of letters and artifacts provide a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into the women’s suffrage movement. Read More

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