Women In History

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Female Physicists in History

To much of the American public physics is a mystery, but not to the women…

The History of Female Governors

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, governors are the focus of much attention across the U.S.…

Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

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

Women Justices and Judges In History

The United States Supreme Court took the unprecedented step of holding virtual hearings during 2020…

A Tribute to the Strong Women of Oklahoma

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

Healthcare Heroines

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

Civil Rights Activists in History

We learned recently about the woman whose heroic action laid the groundwork for Rosa Parks…

Women Still Pioneering!

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

Women in History: Television

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

Women Whose Books Became Movies

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

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

Women Newspaper Publishers and Editors in History

The newspaper business has welcomed women for many years; women have had much success as…

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Civil War Women – Kalon Women in History Series

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

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Women Architects in History

Women contribute in every field of endeavor – including as architects.  Their contributions have been…

Women Nobel Laureates in History

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

Women Contribute to Our Arts and Culture in Many Ways

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

Oscar Milestones

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

What We Wouldn’t Have Without Women

The statement of a friend triggered the thought – what wouldn’t we have without women? …

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Women Poets and Lyricists in History

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

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It’s a New Year – Celebrating New Ideas through History

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

Women Motor and Horse Racing Athletes in History

The chairwoman of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for almost thirty years, Mari Hulman George died…

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Social Reformers – Women in History

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

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Celebrating Women Singers in History

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

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Women and Food – What A Delicious History!

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

Women on U.S. Postage Stamps

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

Women in History: Political Firsts

Isn’t it amazing that we are still experiencing women’s firsts across many areas of business…

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Women’s Baseball and the 2018 Women’s Baseball World Cup

When you think of baseball, you might not picture women playing “America’s game.” In fact,…

History of Children’s Books and the Women Who Wrote Them

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

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Pioneering Women Educators – A Brief Look at Education and Women

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

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Books with Strong Female Protagonists

The movie A Wrinkle in Time, adapted from Madeline L’Engle’s Newbery Medal award-winning book, started…

The History of the Tony Award

The Oscar nominees for 2018 have been announced and shortly after this column appears in…

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Women Inventors and Discoverers in History

Google Arts & Culture is presenting exhibits on inventors and discoverers for online viewing.  Five…

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Sports Women Making History

In October 2017, the University of Virginia announced the hiring of the first African-American woman…

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Women in Statuary Hall

National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C., contains 100 statues…

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The History of Women Astronomers

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

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Women Who Worked to Improve Human Health

The 2017 book, The Radium Girls, describes the terrible illnesses the women who painted radium…

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Back to School – The History of Women College Presidents

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

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We’re All Wonder Women!

The protagonist of the movie Wonder Woman fearlessly pursues her passion.  Many women on whose…