Sadako Sasaki is the most widely-known “hibakusha”—which roughly translates to “bomb-affected person”—and has become a symbol of the impact of nuclear war.
Tag: Women in History
Marion Donovan’s frustration at constantly having to change and wash her children’s soiled diapers, bed sheets and clothes resulted in the first disposable diaper.
Often compared to Jackie Robinson, Althea Gibson was the first African American to break the color barrier in tennis.
Anna Akhmatova is one of Russia’s most revered poets. Her work often criticized Stalin’s Russia by lending a voice to victims of the regime.
Learn about five little-known women in history who made big contributions to our modern world, from Akiko Yosano to Rosalind Franklin.
This Women’s History Month, step inside the world of saucey 16th-century courtesan Veronica Franco, early champion for women’s rights.
Many feel the distorted images in Francesca Stern Woodman’s work comment on the way women are erased from and overlooked in society.
As the unequivocal queens of March Madness, the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team had won 75 straight games.
Though she doesn’t suffer from mental illness, Eleanor Holmes Norton has dedicated her life to what in the past seemed like a crazy idea: an inclusive country where everyone had equal rights.
Queen Elizabeth I is known for many things but raising the profile of single women may be her most lasting legacy.
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” —Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
Known as the “Witch of Wall Street,” Hetty Green was the richest woman in the United States in the late 19th century.
In 2014, Janet Yellen became the first female chair of the Federal Reserve—a historic appointment, given that women make up less than 30 percent of the economic field.
In 2020, Harriet Tubman will make history as the first woman on major U.S. currency.