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Katherine Parr is remembered as Henry VIII’s lucky queen, the one who got away, or, as the old rhyme says, the one who “survived.”
America’s first female self-made millionaire is joining the likes of Jane Goodall and Ida B. Wells in the ‘Inspiring Women’ Barbie series.
Here’s what Penny Marshall's ‘A League of Their Own’ got right (and wrong) about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Though Nichelle Nichols was best known for her role as Lieutenant Uhura on 'Star Trek,' she also played a key role in the formation of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program and inspired generations of STEM leaders.
The pioneering aviator who died under mysterious circumstances in 1937 will soon take a place of prominence in the National Statuary Hall Collection.
The Barbie ‘Inspiring Women’ series is honoring one of the world’s most iconic primatologists and conservationists.
The woman known as "Jane Roe" left an enormous mark on the nation’s political landscape—one that’s still at the fore a half-century later.
Though organized crime tends to be a boys' club, there have been a slate of deadly women who have broken into its ranks.
Her best-known work, 'The Second Sex,' set off a feminist bombshell that continues to shape today’s debates
She was the National Park Service’s oldest ranger and brought her astonishing lived experiences to the job.
She's remembered for raising the alarm over the dangers of pollution and pesticides in her 1962 bestseller.
Reese’s Book Club’s LitUp fellowship aims at getting more diverse books published. Here’s how to apply.
If you know anything at all about Sacagawea, you probably know she was a guide on the Lewis and Clark Expedition (also known as the Corps of Discovery) to explo
A racist and misogynist term for Native American women will no longer appear in the names of geographic sites managed by the federal government.
There’s no shortage of trailblazing, boundary-breaking women who never got their due.
Larger-than-life figures tend to inspire myths that fit their reputation, and this is especially true of history’s famous female leaders.
Almost 100 years have passed since the Equal Rights Amendment was first proposed. Here are the facts you should know.
The Dairy Maid, Invalid Cooking, and House Matron badges that Girl Scouts of yore worked toward seem a little outdated today.
Although the first few years of the National Park Service were dominated by male employees, it didn’t take long for women to make their marks.
Find out more about the life of Kitty O'Brien Joyner, NASA's first female engineer.
Georgia Gilmore played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement—one of feeding and funding those at the frontlines. A marvelous cook, she took it upon herself to bring together a secret society-esque group of women who used food to fuel the movement.