March 7, 2020
Women’s History Month: 11 Women Who Made History in America
March is Women’s History Month, a time for us to recognize and honor the influential women who left indelible marks in our country’s history. It’s the perfect occasion to learn more about their lives and contributions to society.
Here are 11 remarkable women who made history in America.
- Clara Barton
Barton is best known as the founding mother and first president of the American Red Cross. Prior to that, she served as a teacher and an independent nurse during the Civil War. During her stay in Europe, Barton worked with the International Red Cross, a relief organization that soon became the inspiration for the establishment of the American Red Cross Society.
- Harriet Tubman
One of the bravest women in American history, Tubman gained fame for her role as the “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. She was able to save hundreds of slaves by leading them through a secret network of safe houses.
- Sally Ride
Ride was the first female American to travel to outer space. She was also the youngest American astronaut who had been to space, having done so at the age of 32 in June 1983.
- Rosa Parks
Parks played a pivotal role during the Civil Rights Movement. Because of her defiance, she earned the nicknames “The Mother of the Freedom Movement” and “The First Lady of the Civil Rights.”
- Amelia Earhart
Aside from being the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Earhart had a huge part in forming The Ninety-Nines, an organization exclusive for female pilots. Her disappearance over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island, along with navigator Fred Noonan, in 1937 still remains a mystery to this day.
- Sandra Day O’Connor
O’Connor was the first female justice of the Supreme Court, where she served from 1981 until 2006. Before she was appointed by President Reagan, she was a judge and an elected official in Arizona. O’Connor was once named as one of the most powerful women in the world.
- Louisa May Alcott
A novelist, Alcott gained prominence for her work titled Little Women, which happens to be one of the most popular novels in our country. Her love for writing only began when she used it as a means to save her family from financial ruin. She eventually decided to make a living out of it.
- Muriel F. Siebert
Siebert was the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and was the first woman to head one of the NYSE’s member firms. She came to be known as the “first woman of finance.” On December 28, 1967, she made history when she joined 1,365 male members of the NYSE.
- Sojourner Truth
Women’s rights activist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth gained nationwide attention in 1851 for her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech on racial inequalities. Born into slavery, Truth successfully escaped in 1826 along with her infant daughter.
- Coretta Scott King
After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., his widow, Coretta, went on to continue his legacy. She established the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. She would later on lobby for her late husband’s birthday to be observed as a federal holiday.
- Maya Angelou
Best known for her autobiographies, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou was a celebrated poet, singer, and civil rights activist. She later became the first African-American female director in Hollywood.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with Veteran Car Donations
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