CATEGORY: Women's History
10 Things You May Not Know About Ada Lovelace
December 10, 2015

On the bicentennial of Ada Lovelace’s birth, learn 10 surprising facts about the woman often called 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

Should Harriet Tubman Replace Jackson on the $20 Bill?
May 13, 2015

A grassroots campaign to put a woman from American history on the $20 has announced the results of an online poll to choose its desired candidate. Read More

9 Things You Should Know About Victoria Woodhull
September 23, 2013

On the 175th anniversary of Victoria Woodhull’s birth, learn some surprising facts about the colorful feminist trailblazer. Read More

Billie Jean King Wins the ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ 40 Years Ago
September 20, 2013

On the 40th anniversary of the so-called “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match, take a look back at Billie Jean King’s straight-sets victory over self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby Riggs. Read More

U.S. Military Lifts Ban on Women in Combat
January 24, 2013

As the U.S. military ends its policy of excluding women from combat, take a look back at women who have served on the front lines throughout history. Read More