Women In History

Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

July 31, 2020

August 26 is known as “Equality Day.” That is because on August 26, 1920,...

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Women Justices and Judges In History

June 30, 2020

The United States Supreme Court took the unprecedented step of holding virtual...

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A Tribute to the Strong Women of Oklahoma

May 31, 2020

Some of the economic issues that are resulting from the pandemic of 2020 evoke...

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Healthcare Heroines

April 30, 2020

As the world confronts the coronavirus, we wanted to tell you the stories of...

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Civil Rights Activists in History

April 1, 2020

We learned recently about the woman whose heroic action laid the groundwork for...

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Women Still Pioneering!

March 1, 2020

Recent news has brought to our attention women who are continuing to be first...

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Women in History: Television

January 30, 2020

It is rewarding to acknowledge that women paved the way for television as we...

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Women Composers in History

December 30, 2019

Perhaps it will not surprise you if we add composing music to the list of...

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Biographical Movies about Women

November 30, 2019

Two feature films have been released in recent months telling the stories of...

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Women Whose Books Became Movies

October 31, 2019

Sometimes we’ll read a book or hear a story and think: “This ought to be...

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Female Dancers and Choreographers in History

September 30, 2019

Women participate in every area of society including in the arts and culture. ...

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Women Newspaper Publishers and Editors in History

August 31, 2019

The newspaper business has welcomed women for many years; women have had much...

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Civil War Women – Kalon Women in History...

August 1, 2019

The Civil War affected everyone, both in the North and in the South in the...

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Women Architects in History

June 30, 2019

Women contribute in every field of endeavor – including as architects. ...

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Women Nobel Laureates in History

May 31, 2019

We wrote about some of the women who were Nobel Laureates a few years ago but...

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Women Contribute to Our Arts and Culture in...

May 2, 2019

As we all are aware, women contribute to our arts and culture in many ways. ...

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Oscar Milestones

April 1, 2019

Many of us recently spent an evening enjoying the 2019 — 91st Oscars.  It...

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What We Wouldn’t Have Without Women

February 28, 2019

The statement of a friend triggered the thought – what wouldn’t we have...

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Women Poets and Lyricists in History

February 1, 2019

Over the course of our lives, we learn poems, songs, and hymns without thinking...

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It’s a New Year – Celebrating New Ideas...

December 30, 2018

With the start of each new year, many of us make resolutions whereby we vow to...

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Women Motor and Horse Racing Athletes in History

December 2, 2018

The chairwoman of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for almost thirty years, Mari...

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Social Reformers – Women in History

October 31, 2018

Women are often on the front lines of social change.  Over the last two...

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Celebrating Women Singers in History

September 30, 2018

As we mourn the recent death of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, we take the...

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Women and Food – What A Delicious History!

August 31, 2018

Mmmmm!  Food!  As women, we are generally connected with all aspects of food...

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Women on U.S. Postage Stamps

July 31, 2018

In May of 2018, the United States Postal Service issued a Forever postage stamp...

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Women in History: Political Firsts

June 30, 2018

Isn’t it amazing that we are still experiencing women’s firsts across many...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Women’s...

June 30, 2018

When you think of baseball, you might not picture women playing “America’s...

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History of Children’s Books and the Women Who...

May 31, 2018

How ironic that there was a mystery about the author of the beloved mysteries...

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Pioneering Women Educators – A Brief Look at...

May 1, 2018

At the time of the landing at Jamestown, the arrival of the Pilgrims, through...

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Books with Strong Female Protagonists

April 1, 2018

The movie A Wrinkle in Time, adapted from Madeline L’Engle’s Newbery Medal...

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The History of the Tony Award

March 2, 2018

The Oscar nominees for 2018 have been announced and shortly after this column...

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Women Inventors and Discoverers in History

February 1, 2018

Google Arts & Culture is presenting exhibits on inventors and discoverers...

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Sports Women Making History

January 2, 2018

In October 2017, the University of Virginia announced the hiring of the first...

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Women in Statuary Hall

December 1, 2017

National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol building in Washington,...

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The History of Women Astronomers

November 3, 2017

On August 21, 2017, the first total solar eclipse in 99 years visible from...

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Women Who Worked to Improve Human Health

October 4, 2017

The 2017 book, The Radium Girls, describes the terrible illnesses the women who...

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Back to School – The History of Women...

September 1, 2017

When September and fall arrive, students head back to school and college. ...

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We’re All Wonder Women!

August 1, 2017

The protagonist of the movie Wonder Woman fearlessly pursues her passion. ...

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