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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 in Science and Health
Women in Science and Health(15 Photos)
See important genius women in history.
Women in Sports
Women in Sports(14 Photos)
Great women in sports history.
Women Leaders(14 Photos)
Women who became trailblazers in the field of politics and leadership.
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 in Politics
Black Women in Politics(10 Photos)
View images of famous female African American politicians and activists.
Black Women Musicians
Black Women Musicians(20 Photos)
View images of famous female African American singers and musicians.
Black Women Authors
Black Women Authors(11 Photos)
View images of famous female African American authors.
Black Women Athletes
Black Women Athletes(16 Photos)
View images of famous female African American athletes.
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.
First LadiesVideo Clip (1:50)
Video Clip (1:50)
These U.S. first ladies made their mark during their stays at the White House.
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.
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 in the Cockpit
Women in the CockpitVideo Clip (3:52)
Video Clip (3:52)
Dawn Letson befriended a World War II veteran who was a member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program, and shares her films from WASP training camp.
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.
Meet Madam CJ Walker
Meet Madam CJ WalkerVideo Clip (1:49)
Video Clip (1:49)
From her rough beginnings as an orphan, Madam CJ Walker went on to corner the market in black women's hair care and became the first self-made female millionaire.
Humble BeginningsVideo Clip (1:46)
Video Clip (1:46)
Discover the motivational stories of these inspiring African-American women.
Characteristics of Early Factory Girls
Characteristics of Early Factory GirlsVideo Clip (2:04)
Video Clip (2:04)
Marissa Tomei performs the words of a young factory girl preparing to strike.
Ain't I a Woman?
Ain't I a Woman?Video Clip (2:58)
Video Clip (2:58)
Kerry Washington performs a speech by abolitionist and former slave, Sojourner Truth. Introduction by Viggo Mortensen.
Sylvia Woods Fight for Freedom
Sylvia Woods Fight for FreedomVideo Clip (2:01)
Video Clip (2:01)
Sylvia Woods, a pioneer in the struggle of African-American and women trade unionists, describes her first experiences speaking out against racism. Performed by Jasmine Guy.
1930s GM Sit-Down Strike
1930s GM Sit-Down StrikeVideo Clip (3:44)
Video Clip (3:44)
Marissa Tomei performs the words of a General Motors employee during a 1930s labor strike.
Ask Steve: The Pill
Ask Steve: The PillVideo Clip (1:15)
Video Clip (1:15)
In this video clip from Ask Steve, the birth control pill and the effect it had on the population was discussed. It sparked a sexual revolution, with a decline in the baby boom and recreational sex.
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.
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.
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.
The Pill Begins Sexual Revolution
The Pill Begins Sexual RevolutionVideo Clip (3:36)
Video Clip (3:36)
The origin of the Pill, set to "Time of the Season" by The Season.
A Titanic Survivor
A Titanic SurvivorVideo Clip (3:10)
Video Clip (3:10)
Millvina Dean, inspiration for the movie Titanic, shares her survival story.
Titanic: Stewardess Survival
Titanic: Stewardess SurvivalVideo Clip (2:13)
Video Clip (2:13)
Find out what happened to Violet Jessup, a stewardess aboard the Titanic and the only woman to survive the sinking of both the Titanic and her sister ship, Britannic.
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.
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