Women in History

Myra Adele Logan, a physician and surgeon born in 1908 in Tuskegee, Alabama, was the first woman to perform open-heart surgery. She is noted for being a selfless humanitarian whose […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 17, 2011

Women in History

Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, a Tlingit Native American, successfully inspired the Alaska Senate to pass the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act in 1945, which banned blatant discrimination such as “no natives allowed” signs […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 16, 2011

Women in History

Emily Dickinson succinctly and beautifully communicated through poetry. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 15, 2011

Women in History

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Alabama, stoking the flames of the Civil Rights Movement. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 14, 2011

Women in History

Amelia Earhart led the way for women in aviation. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 11, 2011

Women in History

Abigail Adams set the standard for accomplished and educated first ladies. She said, “Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 10, 2011

Women in History

Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for devoting herself to working among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta, India. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 09, 2011

Women in History

Mary Ritter Beard left a lasting influence on the scholarship of history as one of the first female historians in the United States and one of the first historians to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 08, 2011

Women in History

Joan of Arc was a warrior legend — a 17-year-old girl who led a disheartened army and rallied it to victory against crushing odds. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 07, 2011

Women in History

Barbara Hillary reached the South Pole in January at age 79, making her the first African American woman on record to stand on both poles. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 04, 2011