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Women on Quarters

With the Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020, the U.S. Congress directed the Secretary of the Treasury to design and issue coins in each...

Summer Olympic Athletes In History

By the time this column is published, the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics should have been held in Tokyo, Japan. The athletes that participate have honed...

Women In History – Female Sculptors

Did you know that a woman was the youngest artist to ever get a commission for a statue from the U.S. Government? Although women sculptors...

Women Instrumentalists in History

Music and the arts have suffered tremendously during the current pandemic. Yet they are so important to our life and culture. In this month’s column,...

Tribal Women Leaders in History

In 2021, Deb Haaland, of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico, became the first Native American Secretary of the Interior. A single mother who grew...

Women on U.S. Postage Stamps

Nuclear physicist Chien-Shiung Wu is featured on a 2021 postage stamp. Martha Washington was the first American woman to be featured on a U.S. postage...

Presidential Cabinet Firsts

Janet Yellen became the first female Secretary of the Treasury upon her confirmation in January 2021, as part of the Biden administration. In 2014, Yellen...

Celebrating Black History Month – Outstanding Black Women

The roots of a Black History Month celebration were planted in the 1920s and in 1976, President Gerald Ford designated February as Black or African...

2020 National Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees

In December 2020, the National Women’s Hall of Fame held a virtual induction ceremony honoring six amazing women, posthumously. Henrietta Lacks is remembered for her...

Female Opera Singers in History

All of us certainly miss the many cultural institutions that are not operating in their normal manner during the pandemic. These include theater, opera, the...