Op-Ed: Remembering Clara Immerwahr in the Year of Chemistry
Clara Immerwahr was the courageous chemist who dared to take a lone stand against her husband and an entire empire in opposition to chemical warfare. How will she be remembered in the International Year of Chemistry?
Cool Chicks from History
oaklandtribunearchives: “ BLACK HISTORY MONTH Today, in honor of Black History Month and the Oakland Tribune’s birthday, we celebrate Delilah Beasley. Miss Beasley was born in Cincinnati in 1871. She...
Changing the Face of Medicine | Eliza Ann Grier
Dr. Eliza Ann Grier. Born a slave she became the first African American to practice medicine in Georgia
Not all our foremothers wore taffeta and lace
Not so long ago, Western women who wore short hair, and/or garments usually tailored for men, had to be pretty badass to go so visibly outside the usual gender norms, whatever their reasons. And their reasons were many. All images from Flickr Commons.
Dorothy "Dottie" Kamenshek, 84, often considered the finest female baseball player ever and whose exploits with the Rockford Peaches in the 1940s helped inspire the movie "A League of Their Own," died May 17 at her home in Palm Desert, Calif. A family friend said she had lingering complications from...
Great Black Women History - Maggie L. Walker
Great Black Women in History Maggie L. Walker An African American teacher and businesswoman Walker was the first female bank president and the first woman to charter a bank in the United States As
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Welcome to the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience! The Wright Museum opens minds and changes lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture.
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League logo. Photo credit: Official Website for the AAGPBL The year was 1943. The United States was fully involved in World War II. All over the country men were taking up Uncle Sam’s call to war – leaving businesses, factories, barns and ball parks short-handed. Soon the country looked to women to fill the vacancies. They did and in record numbers. Some of the roles women played have been largely forgotten over time. In some cases, their roles…
Janet Emerson Bashen: African American Inventor
Janet Emerson Bashen is the first African American female to hold a patent for a software invention. Her software, LinkLine, is a web-based application for EEO claims intake and tracking, claims management, document management and numerous reports.
20 Most Stylish Olympic Athletes of All Time
With the countdown closing in on the 2012 Summer Olympics, the combined sense of anticipation and nostalgia has us looking forward to those athletes we'll...
Marya Errin Jones' new zine gives wings to pilot Bessie Coleman's story
Bessie Coleman may not be a household name like Amelia Earhart -- but she should be. As the first black woman to get her pilot's license -- in 1921, before Earhart was in the air -- Coleman is the subject of the new zine series Mocha Chocolata Mamma, by Marya...