Who was she? Shirley Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author who became the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress. What did she do? The child of Caribbean immigrants, Chisholm worked as an educator and director for daycare centers in Brooklyn and Manhattan. She quickly gained a reputation in her […]
Who was she? Born Isabella Baumfree, Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist and women’s rights activist. She was born a slave but escaped in 1826 with her infant daughter. What did she do? When she found out that her five-year-old son had been sold illegally by her former master, Truth went to court and became the […]
Who was She? Often called the first Black superstar, Josephine Baker was a singer, actress, dancer, and performer who toured internationally throughout the 1920s and 1930s. She became known around the world for her beauty, her singing voice, and her dancing. What did She do? Baker’s 1927 Un Vent de Folie performance in Paris — in which she wore […]
Who is she? Rigoberta Menchú Tum is a K’iche’ political activist, an indigenous Guatemalan woman who promotes indigenous rights and fights for the rights of women in her country. What did she do? Menchu campaigned against the human rights violations committed by the Guatemalan army during their civil war, which lasted from 1960 to 1996. In […]
Who were they? Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony were the most prominent members of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the 1800s. Although they were from different financial and social backgrounds, they were able to come together to organize and support the fight for the women’s right to vote in America. What […]
We are doing round two of Women Behaving Badly: Nobel Laureates! Come join the discussion about women in history as I walk you through the lives of women who have contributed to the betterment of our society.
Please come on time so that we can get started early. I know a lot of people have evening plans on Saturday.