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Today's the birthday of Edith Green (January 17, 1910 – April 21, 1987). ⠀

She was elected to Congress in 1954 and served until 1974, the second woman to represent Oregon in the House. She worked on women’s rights, ...
Happy Birthday to Martha Cotera, pioneering Chicana Feminist, author of two seminal texts Diosa y Hembra and Chicana Feminist, and founding member Raza Unida Party in Texas, 1969.⠀

Here is her response to being asked what it takes to ...
On this date in history, January 12, 1932, Hattie Wyatt Caraway, from Arkansas, became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. She was also the first woman to preside over the Senate.⠀

Her work in the ...
Happy Birthday to Alice Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977), suffrage leader and attorney, founded the National Woman’s Party (1916), her innovative nonviolent strategies and political sophistication helped win passage of the 19th Amendment (1920), initiated the campaign ...
On this day in history, January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and became the first African-American soloist to perform there.⠀

Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto and one of ...
Today is also the birthday of Le Ly Hayslip, a Vietnamese-American memoirist and humanitarian. She is featured in our California Women Coloring Book.⠀

Her first book, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to ...
On this date in women's history, December 13, 1993, Susan Maxman became the first female president of the American Institute of Architects in its 135 year history.⠀

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One of our favorite quotes from one of our favorite women from history. 💖

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"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are ...
Today's the birthday of artist and architect Maya Lin, born October 5, 1959.⠀

Lin wrote, “Sculpture is like poetry, architecture is like prose.” As a Yale student in 1981, Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was unanimously chosen ...
On this day in women's history, October 4, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court as its second woman Justice when the court convened its 1993 session.⠀

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On this date in history, September 14, 1948, Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the United States Senate, the first female senator elected who wasn't previously appointed, making her the first woman to serve in both the House of Representatives ...
Emily Edson Briggs (September 14, 1830 - July 3, 1910)⠀

Emily Briggs became the first woman White House correspondent during Lincoln's administration. ⠀

When her husband was appointed as assistant clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives they ...
Today's the birthday of Caroline Duby Glassman, the first woman to serve on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. ⠀

Caroline Duby Glassman (September 13, 1922 – July 10, 2013) was an American attorney and former jurist in the state ...
We celebrate the life of Amelia Boynton Robinson (August 18, 1911 - August 26, 2015), activist who was a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama, and a key figure in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches.⠀
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On this date in history, August 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second woman and 107th Justice to serve on the US Supreme Court.⠀

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Today's the birthday of former US Representative (D-CO) Patricia Schroeder, born July 30, 1940.⠀

She was the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado (1973), as well as the first woman on the House Armed Services Committee. She also ...
Today's the birthday of Eleanor Smeal (July 30, 1939), women’s rights activist, co-founder and president of the Feminist Majority Foundation (1987) and publisher of Ms. Magazine, president of National Organization for Women (1977-1982 and 1985-1987).⠀

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Mary Roebling ⠀
(July 29, 1905 – October 25, 1994)⠀

When Mary Roebling was elected president of the Trenton Trust Company board on January 21, 1937, she became the first woman to serve as president of a major US ...
Today's the birthday of Maria L. de Hernández (July, 29 1896 – January 8, 1986) a prominent social and political activist who dedicated her life improving the lives of Mexican-Americans and immigrants in San Antonio, Texas.⠀

She and her ...
Today's the birthday of Lucy Burns (July 28, 1879 – December 22, 1966) American suffragist who co-founded the National Woman's Party with her close friend Alice Paul.⠀

As co-founder, she played a large role in the National Woman’s Party, ...
Donaldina "Dolly" Cameron (July 26, 1869 – January 4, 1968) ⠀

Dolly Cameron was a Presbyterian missionary in San Francisco's Chinatown, who rescued more than 3,000 Chinese immigrant girls and women from indentured servitude. She was known as the ...
Harriet Williams Russell Strong⠀
(July 23, 1844 – September 6, 1926) ⠀

Harriet Strong was an activist, inventor, conservationist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. ⠀

She took over the management of her husband's estate after ...
On this date in history, July 21, 1896, the National Association of Colored Women held its first meeting in Washington, DC.⠀

This new club for black women was a consolidation of two previous clubs with similar missions -- the ...
Today's the birthday of Janet Reno (July 21, 1938 – November 7, 2016), the first woman to service as US Attorney General, appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993. Her tenure lasted until 2001 when she retired, making her the ...
Today's the birthday of Louise Blanchard Bethune July 21, 1856 (1913), the first American woman to work as an architect in 1881.⠀

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On this date in history, July 20, 1942, the first class of Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC), comprising over 800 women, began training at Fort Des Moines in Iowa. ⠀

Recruits were trained in a wide variety of activities ...
On this day in women’s history, July 19 & 20, 1848:⠀

The Seneca Falls Convention, the country’s first women’s rights convention, organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was held in Seneca Falls, New York.⠀

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On this date in history, July 12, 1984, Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro (D-NY) was chosen as the first woman to run for Vice President of the US on the Democratic Party ticket with Walter Mondale.⠀

They ultimately lost to sitting ...
On this date in history, July 7, 1981, President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor as the first woman Supreme Court Justice.⠀

"Despite the encouraging and wonderful gains and the changes for women which have occurred in my lifetime, there ...
Margaret Storrs Grierson⠀
(June 29, 1900 – December 12, 1997)⠀

Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the foremothers of women's history, Margaret Storrs Grierson. She taught philosophy at Smith College from 1930-1936, and in 1940 she took ...

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