Women in U.S. History


Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Was an American suffragist, social activist, and abolitionist who helped start the Women's Right Movement. She led the fight for women's right to vote.

Harriet Tubman


Tubman was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the U.S. Army during the Civil War. Later she would help runaway slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Clara Barton


A pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross.

Susan B. Anthony


Founding member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She was an American social reformer and women rights activist.

Hellen Keller


Was an American author, political activist and teacher. She was the first death and blind women to graduate from Radcliffe College.

Madam C.J. Walker


First African women to become a millionaire. President of her own Beauty Supply Company. She was also a political and social activist.

Amelia Earhart


Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. She became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean.

Rose Bonavita Hickey


Real life "Rosie the Riveter", she and other women worked in factories during WWII manufacturing planes and other military supplies.

Eleanor Roosevelt


First Chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and First Lady of the U.S. from 1933-1945.

Rosa Parks


African American women who refused to give up her seat on an Alabama bus to a white man, sparking the Civil Rights Movement in the US.

Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn


The "Human Computers" of NASA who helped to advance the Space Race.

Betty Friedman


Friedman, along with others, founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) to ensure the equal rights for women in the US.

Muriel Siebert


Siebert became the first women to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.

Barbara Jordan


B. Jordan becomes the first African American women to serve in Congress.

Sally Ride


Ride was an American physicist and astronaut. She was the first U.S. women in space.

Madeleine Albright


Mrs. Albright was the first women to serve as U.S. Secretary of State.