Women’s History Month

Unsung Heroes: The Association of Collegiate Alumnae

ACA was incorporated in 1899.

In 1881, Marion Talbot and Ellen Swallow Richards organized a meeting of fifteen women in Boston in order to discuss the lack of opportunities for college-educated women. A few months later, in January of 1882, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae was officially organized.
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Unsung Heroes: Carry A. Nation

Standing six feet tall, it was difficult to miss Carry A. Nation when she walked into a bar or saloon; add a hatchet, and you have a woman who was impossible to miss.
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Unsung Heroes: Alice Paul

Alice Paul devoted her life to women’s rights in the United States. She worked tirelessly to ensure women’s suffrage and wrote the first draft of the Equal Rights Amendment.
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Unsung Heroes: Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin spent her entire career fighting for social reform, women’s rights and peace. She was the first woman elected to Congress.
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Unsung Heroes: Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly, born Elizabeth Jane Cochrane in 1864, was a pioneer for women in journalism and an influential investigative journalist.
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Unsung Heroes: Road Trip for Suffrage

ara Bard Field, Maria Kindberg and Ingeborg Kindstedt

On Jan. 1, 1915, Sara Bard Field, Maria Kindberg and Ingeborg Kindstedt began a cross-country road trip to deliver a petition with a half a million names supporting women’s suffrage to President Wilson in Washington, D.C.
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Follow the Women’s History Trail at the Newseum

Women’s History Month

To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Newseum is highlighting a trail of exhibits, artifacts and videos throughout the building that explore key moments in women’s history.
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Unsung Heroes Writing Contest

You can find stories of both known and not-so-well known heroes in the Digital Classroom, but there are more that deserve to be included. In order to include more, we want to give your students the opportunity to share a story of an unsung hero in the historical timelines for the “Making a Change” or “Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less” modules.
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