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American Women in Entertainment, Literature and the Arts
American Women in Entertainment, Literature and the Arts(16 Photos)
View famous American women in entertainment, literature and the arts.
Women Leaders(14 Photos)
Women who became trailblazers in the field of politics and leadership.
Women in Sports
Women in Sports(14 Photos)
Great women in sports history.
Women in Science and Health
Women in Science and Health(15 Photos)
See important genius women in history.
Women Factory Workers of World War II
Women Factory Workers of World War II(10 Photos)
During World War II, American women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers. The munitions industry heavily recruited women workers, as represented by the U.S. government's "Rosie the Riveter" propaganda campaign.
Suffrage and the Women Behind It
Suffrage and the Women Behind It(7 Photos)
In 1920, American women voted for the first time, thanks to pro-suffrage activists such as Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Black Women Musicians
Black Women Musicians(20 Photos)
View images of famous female African American singers and musicians.
Black Women in Politics
Black Women in Politics(10 Photos)
View images of famous female African American politicians and activists.
History of Mother's Day
History of Mother's DayVideo Clip (2:52)
Video Clip (2:52)
Find out about the ancient roots and modern history of Mother's Day, which is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States.
Women in Politics
Women in PoliticsVideo Clip (3:11)
Video Clip (3:11)
From Sandra Day O'Connor to Shirley Chisholm to Madeleine Albright, these groundbreaking American women paved the way.
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
Women's Army Auxiliary CorpsVideo Clip (3:13)
Video Clip (3:13)
May 14, 1943, marked the first anniversary of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). The Women's Army Corps, a U.S. army organization created during World War II to enlist women as auxiliaries for noncombatant duty in the U.S. army. Before 1943 it was known as the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. Its first director was Oveta Culp Hobby. During World War II, WACs served as medical technicians, cartography clerks, secretaries, and the like in the United States and in all the theaters of war. Almost 100,000 had joined the WAC by 1945. Enlistment ended with the war's end, and rapid demobilization followed. But by 1946 the War Department asked for reenlistments to meet shortages in army hospitals and personnel centers. In 1948 a bill was passed by Congress formally establishing the WAC within the regular army. The WAC was dissolved in 1978.
Women of War
Women of WarVideo Clip (1:38)
Video Clip (1:38)
Find out the surprising stories of the unexpected ways women have served their countries in times of war.
Women of Science
Women of ScienceVideo Clip (1:19)
Video Clip (1:19)
Did you know a woman invented Liquid paper? Find out more about women's contributions to science and technology.
Women of Music
Women of MusicVideo Clip (1:28)
Video Clip (1:28)
Get the unexpected stories behind some of the most famous women in the world of popular music.
Migrant Mother Photo
Migrant Mother PhotoVideo Clip (3:06)
Video Clip (3:06)
The Migrant Mother image is one of a series of photographs that Dorothea Lange made in February or March 1936 in Nipomo, California.
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Amelia Earhart on Women in Flight
Amelia Earhart on Women in FlightAudio Clip (2:02)
Audio Clip (2:02)
In a 1935 radio broadcast on "a woman's place in science," Amelia Earhart encourages women to make their mark on the new field of aviation. On June 18, 1928, Earhart became the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
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