The Groundbreaking Black Singer Whose Voice Inspired Martin Luther King Jr.
The extraordinary life of American music and civil rights icon Marian Anderson, who will soon appear on the $5 bill, told in five historic concerts.
The Black Woman Who Biked Across the US Alone During the 1930s Jim Crow Era
Despite pervasive racism and the weight of the Great Depression, Bessie Stringfield found freedom on the open road.
The Black Feminist Who Argued for Intersectionality Before the Term Existed
In the late 1800's, scholar Anna Julia Cooper was already calling attention to the fact that Black women face a unique set of struggles due to overlapping racism and sexism.
The Radical Poetry of Audre Lorde's Confidante, Pat Parker
The work of the Black lesbian poet and Black Panther is a salve for times like these.
The 21-Year-Old Sentenced to Death for Speaking Out Against the Nazis
As the only woman co-founder of the legendary White Rose resistance group, Sophie Scholl spread anti-Nazi propaganda across Germany at the height of the Holocaust.
The Woman Whose 1940s Comics Starred Chic, Socially Aware Black Women
Jackie Ormes, creator of the beloved character Torchy Brown, was the first Black woman to have a syndicated comic strip in a US newspaper.
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The Legacy of Mae Jemison, the First Black Woman to Travel Space
Breaking through glass ceilings and also earth's atmosphere.
'SHE INSPIRES' at a Massive Exhibition That Pays Homage to Important Women
The Untitled Space hosts a group show that pays tribute to women in history whose accomplishments are often overlooked by mainstream historical narratives.
Meet the Women Fighting for America's First Women's History Museum
'Bout time! Only 8% of historic landmarks in Washington, DC explicitly honor women.
Hillary's Nomination Is Unsurprising, but That Doesn't Make It Any Less Historic
Because Clinton has been in the political spotlight for decades, it's easy to overlook the historical magnitude of her nomination.