women in history

Eleven years before Rosa Park took her famous seat on that Birmingham bus, Irene Morgan Kirkaldy refused to move, sparking a landmark supreme court case. Text “Kiss” To 23845 for your chance at ticket giveaways and news before anyone else!…Standard Messaging Rates Apply One summer morning in 1944 Irene Morgan boarded a Greyhound bus in Gloucester, […]

UPDATE: The White House has confirmed that Michelle Obama will lead the official U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Out of the 46 total first ladies the United States has seen, Michelle Obama serves as the very first African American first lady. When her husband Barack Obama the first African […]

UPDATE: The White House has confirmed that Michelle Obama will lead the official U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Out of the 46 total first ladies the United States has seen, Michelle Obama serves as the very first African American first lady. When her husband Barack Obama the first African […]

Today we pause to recognize Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the oldest girls-only U.S. tradition, Girl Scouts of America. As a child Low was affectionately called ‘Daisy’ which later became the name given to the youngest group of Girl Scouts, in the scout hierarchy. Low’s young life was filled with rigorous activity, exposure to the arts, service to her […]

As a child she wore leg braces and underwent extensive physical therapy to help her walk properly, who would have thought she’d grow up to be the first American woman to win three Olympic gold medals in track and field. A Tennessee native, Rudolph faced great discrimination and segregation having to attend all Black schools, […]

On September 12, 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the very first African American woman in space when she embarked on an orbiting mission on the space shuttle Endeavour. Out of 2,000 candidates, Jemison was one of 15 selected, making her only the fifth African American to become an astronaut and the sixteenth woman to become an astronaut in the U.S. […]