Are women's rights different than human rights? What are the benefits of promoting equality for women? Study the history of women's rights in America and around the world as you learn about the fight for women's equality.
Who Is Katherine Johnson?
Katherine Johnson was an African American physicist and mathematician who worked on space missions during the early days of NASA.
Grace Hopper was one of the first female programmers and helped develop the first modern computer.
The Women of Hidden Figures
Jessica McBirney describes the life and accomplishments of three African American women who worked for NASA during the Space Race.
Excerpt from A Room of One’s Own
The speaker describes how the experiences of women pursuing the arts differ from those of men.
Trailblazing surgeon Mary Walker still one of a kind
As the nation’s first female surgeon, Mary Walker contributed both to the Civil War and to women’s rights.
The Armed Forces Find Woman Has a Place
Nona Brown discusses the allowance of women to serve as permanent members of the armed forces.
Ain't I a Woman?
Sojourner Truth speaks on women's rights at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in 1851.
African American Suffragists
Margaret Gushue discusses African American women’s experiences and contributions during women’s suffrage
The Solitude of Self
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
In this speech, Elizabeth Cady Stanton discusses why women should have equal rights.
First Woman to Wear a Boston Bib Races Again, 50 Years Later
Camila Domonoske discusses the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon in 1967.
Women's colleges play a unique role in quest for equality
Kimberly Wright Cassidy
Kimberly Wright Cassidy discusses the accomplishments of women’s colleges.
Jihyun Park: Defector. Refugee. Survivor. Freedom fighter for North Koreans
Anne Hannah Foong
Jihyun Park escaped North Korea and human trafficking to become an advocate for North Korean refugees.
Serena Williams’ catsuit controversy evokes the battle over women wearing shorts
Deirdre Clemente discusses the attention that is paid to what women wear in sports.
Shirley Chisholm's Presidential Announcement Speech Transcript
Shirley Chisholm, an African American woman, announces her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 1972.
Women Who Spoke Up
America’s history is full of inspiring women.