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Grace Abbott: Social Work Pioneer

Grace Abbott spent her life fighting for the rights of women, children and immigrants. Her

Lillian Gilbreth: Pioneering Inventor

Lillian Gilbreth was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Anna May Wong: The first Asian American Movie Star

Anna May Wong spent her acting career resisting racism and typecasting in Hollywood.

Meta Warrick Fuller: Trailblazing African American Sculptor

Meta Warrick Fuller celebrated African American cultural identity through her artwork.

She was the first Chinese American woman to vote in the U.S.

Tye Leung Schulze was the first Chinese American woman to vote in a U.S. election.

She was a leader of the American labor movement

Rose Schneiderman was a pioneering labor organizer and suffragist.

The First American-Born Chinese Woman Doctor

Margaret Chung became the first American-born Chinese woman doctor in 1916.

Gladys Bentley: Gender-Bending Performer and Musician

Gladys Bentley was a musical sensation and gender identity pioneer.

Annie Smith Peck: Record-Breaking Mountaineer

She was a record-breaking mountaineer, educator and suffragist.

The First American Indian Doctor

Susan La Flesche Picotte became the first American Indian woman doctor.

Sissieretta Jones was a Trailblazing Black Opera Singer

Sissieretta Jones was the first Black woman to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall.

Queen Lili‘uokalani - The First and Last Queen of Hawai‘i

Queen Lili‘uokalani was the first sovereign queen, and the last monarch of Hawai'i.

She was the First Woman to Swim Across the English Channel

Gertrude Ederle made history in 1926 as the first woman to swim across the English Channel

The Making of Unladylike2020

Director Charlotte Mangin discusses what went into making Unladylike2020.

An Interview with Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Brittany Packnett Cunningham is a leader at the intersection of culture and justice.

She was a Daredevil Performer & Advocate for the Blind

Sonora Webster Carver (1904-2003) was one of the most famous horse divers in the world.

She was a Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder of the NAACP

Mary Church Terrell was a suffragist, civil rights activist and co-founder of the NAACP.

Martha Hughes Cannon: The First Woman State Senator

Martha Hughes Cannon was a historic state senator and public health pioneer.

What Unladylike Means to Me

Modern day women from the series discuss what the term "unladylike" means to them.

Jovita Idar: Mexican American Activist and Journalist

Jovita Idar was a Latina journalist who worked for an end to segregation and racism.

Jeannette Rankin: The First Woman Member of U.S. Congress

Jeannette Rankin made history as the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress.

Zitkála-Šá: Trailblazing American Indian Composer and Writer

Zitkála-Šá co-composed and wrote the libretto for the first American Indian opera.

The First Black Woman to Run for Vice President of The U.S.

Charlotta Bass was the first Black woman to run for Vice President of the United States.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Nikole Hannah Jones

She created the 1619 Project on slavery for The New York Times Magazine.

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