Category Archives: Women In History

News from Congresswoman Terri Sewell – Rosa Parks statue unveiled in Capitol Wednesday

Statement from Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell On the Unveiling of the Statue of Rosa Parks in the U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement on the ceremonial unveiling of the statue of Rosa Parks in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol set to take place tomorrow at 11Continue Reading

Remembering the women of Pearl Harbor

Seventy years ago Americans were impacted in a way like no other when the Japanese attacked the United States’ Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.  The women of the Pearl Harbor disaster were wives, mothers, daughters who took up a post.  As firefighters, nurses, secretaries and volunteers, women were there to pick up the pieces,Continue Reading

Female President of Liberia and Two Other Women Win Nobel Peace Prize

Huffington Post - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, peace activist Leymah Gbowee, and human rights activist Tawakkul Karmanthe have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The three recipients were announced today in a ceremony in Oslo, Norway. From the Nobel Peace Prize official website: “It is the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s hope that the prize to Ellen JohnsonContinue Reading

History Moment: 15 First Female Professors

By Online Colleges – There are more female professors today than there ever have been at any point in history, but academia still remains a man’s world — especially in majors like philosophy, engineering and computer science, where female professors are few and far between. While there is undeniably room for improvement, that shouldn’t overshadowContinue Reading

America’s Suffragettes, your light still shines

By Kathy Groob, Publisher Suffrage:  The right to vote. Born in 1911, my Grandmother Blanche Liston did not have the right to vote.  As a little girl, she did not see her mother vote and as she grew into adulthood, did not ever exercise her right to vote because she feared being called for juryContinue Reading

Helen Keller Died 43 Years Ago Today at Age 87

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.[1][2] The story of how Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl toContinue Reading

Remembering all veterans; including women who have died in combat

On Memorial Day, traditionally the male heroes are remembered and honored on Memorial Day, but history shows that women have been dying in United States combat missions since The Civil War.  Retired United States Air Force Captain Barbara A. Wilson has compiled a list of women who have died int he name of freedom sinceContinue Reading

Keep Trying Rosie!

by Kathy Groob – Living in the most northern part of Kentucky (near Cincinnati), the annual run for the roses doesn’t quite have the same meaning as it does for my Louisville friends, but we do participate in the Derby festivities for just a few of hours on the first Saturday in May every year.Continue Reading

A True Kentucky Pioneer: The Story of Kentucky’s First Female and African-American Senator

By Brandy Bailey, ElectWomen Magazine Contributor At the time, Georgia Davis Powers had no idea she had made history in 1968 by becoming the first woman AND the first African-American elected to Kentucky’s State Senate. All she knew was that she wanted to make a difference in her community. It was never her intention toContinue Reading

Discover America’s Real First Lady – Our First Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin – WATCH THE TRAILER

Kamala Lopez Produces Movie About America’s First Congresswoman A Single Woman is about the first U.S. Congresswoman and lifelong pacifist, Jeannette Rankin. She ran for Congress in Montana in 1916 and won, against all odds.  Women in Montana were given the right to vote in 1914, six years before the U.S. Congress ratified the 19thContinue Reading