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The Fight for Women's Suffrage
Session of the National Woman's Suffrage Association in Chicago, 1880
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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 in Politics
Black Women in Politics(10 Photos)
View images of famous female African American politicians and activists.
Black Women Athletes
Black Women Athletes(16 Photos)
View images of famous female African American athletes.
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.
Black Women Authors
Black Women Authors(11 Photos)
View images of famous female African American authors.
Black Women Musicians
Black Women Musicians(20 Photos)
View images of famous female African American singers and musicians.
Christina Kirk: Susan B. Anthony
Christina Kirk: Susan B. AnthonyVideo Clip (2:07)
Video Clip (2:07)
Actors Christina Kirk and Josh Brolin perform the speeches made at Susan B. Anthony's suffrage trial.
First LadiesVideo Clip (1:50)
Video Clip (1:50)
These U.S. first ladies made their mark during their stays at the White House.
Lucy Burns Photograph
Lucy Burns PhotographVideo Clip (1:50)
Video Clip (1:50)
Suffrage leader Lucy Burns (1879-1966) was imprisoned at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia, probably in November 1917, after she and others were arrested for picketing the White House in support of a federal amendment granting women the right to vote.
Voting TechVideo Clip (3:40)
Video Clip (3:40)
Host David Eisenbach tells the story of the technological advancements in the way people have voted throughout history of American democracy.
America Goes Dry with Prohibition
America Goes Dry with ProhibitionVideo Clip (2:35)
Video Clip (2:35)
From 1919 to 1933, the manufacture and sale of alcohol is banned in the United States.
Jackie Kennedy: Queen of Camelot
Jackie Kennedy: Queen of CamelotVideo Clip (2:42)
Video Clip (2:42)
Jackie Kennedy epitomized the youth and glamour of the Kennedy family.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Civil Rights Act of 1964Video Clip (2:57)
Video Clip (2:57)
After years of struggle and setbacks, advocates for equality celebrate the passage of sweeping legislation that prohibits racial discrimination.
Barbara Jordan's Keynote Address
Barbara Jordan's Keynote AddressVideo Clip (2:12)
Video Clip (2:12)
An excerpt from Barbara Jordan's keynote speech at the Democratic National Convection. Jordan was the first African-American woman ever elected to Congress from a southern state.
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.
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