Marian Anderson, a gifted contralto, was one of the most famous singers of all time, interpreting everything from Black spirituals to Italian opera.
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
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Wilma Rudolph made history as a Black woman athlete at the 1960 Rome Olympics, becoming the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympics.
In honor of Women’s History Month, discover unique products and learn the backstories behind these women-owned businesses.
Today, Katherine Mansfield is considered one of the most influential modernist writers of the 20th century—but she considered a career as a professional cellist.
Venus Williams took the sports world by storm when she first arrived on the international stage as a teenage tennis phenom. She hasn't slowed down since.
Marie Curie, who was born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, is still the only person to receive Nobel Prizes in two different sciences.
From singers to scientists and athletes to activists, here are 130 amazing women who have changed the world for the better.
Amelia Bloomer’s impact on the women’s rights movement went much further than inspiring a fashion revolution.
Gibson was the first Black athlete to win a Grand Slam tennis event—and she also played pro golf.
For more than 100 years, March 8th has marked what has come to be known as International Women’s Day in countries around the world.
In this group of female explorers, you'll find names like Gertrude Bell, Osa Johnson, Valentina Tereshkova, and many more.
For the second year in a row, ‘TIME’ has singled out a dozen actors, sports figures, and activists making a difference in the world.
We take a closer look at the life and demise of the wronged queen who lent her name to a rebellion when she took on the might of—what was at the time—the world’s largest empire.
In 1973 Wisconsin, two Cub Scout leaders discovered a neat trick involving heated plastic. A classic toy was born.
Here are some of the best inventions by women throughout history, from the paper bag to windshield wipers, circular saws, and more.
The '80s video game 'Legend of Zelda' was definitely named after "America's first flapper." Learn more incredible facts about Zelda Fitzgerald here.
Find out how Women's History Month went from a simple daylong celebration born from a socialist idea to a monthlong institution in the United States.
To understand the power of journalism, look at the career of Ida B. Wells.
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
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.