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Women’s History Milestones. Travel through our timeline and meet some amazing women who helped shape our country's history. 1851 – Sojourner Truth.

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women s history milestones

Women’s History Milestones

Travel through our timeline and meet some amazing women who helped shape our country's history.

1851 sojourner truth
1851 – Sojourner Truth
  • Delivers her famous "Ain't I a Woman" speech at a women's rights convention in Akron, Ohio. The former slave spent 40 years of her life preaching a message of equality for all people.
1869 elizabeth cady stanton susan b anthony
1869 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
  • Organized the National Woman Suffrage Association to fight for women's rights, especially the right to vote.
  • More than a century later, Anthony was honored when the U.S. Mint created a coin using her image.
1920 19th amendment to the u s constitution
1920 - 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • Women win the right to vote.
  • Shortly afterwards, the League of Women Voters is formed to push for more reforms.
1942 world war ii
1942 – World War II
  • About 350,000 women serve in the armed forces.
  • Many more provide support services. About 100,000 of those women serve in the U.S. Navy as WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service).
1968 shirley chisholm
1968 – Shirley Chisholm
  • Becomes the first African American woman elected to Congress.
  • Four years later, she became the first black person to run for President in the Democratic primaries.
1972 equal rights amendment
1972 – Equal Rights Amendment
  • ERA was finally passed by Congress 49 years after it was introduced!
  • ERA calls for equal rights for both men and women.
1972 title ix
1972 – Title IX
  • Ensures equal funding for both male and female sports in schools. As a result, women and girls have more opportunities to participate in sports.
1981 sandra day o conner
1981 – Sandra Day O’Conner
  • Becomes the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • At the time, just six percent of all federal judges were women.
1983 sally ride
1983 – Sally Ride
  • Becomes America's first female astronaut when she spends six days in space.
  • Today, about 25 percent of NASA's astronauts are women.
2000 hillary clinton
2000 – Hillary Clinton
  • Becomes the first First Lady to be elected to public office.
  • Currently she is running for President.
2002 2005 alicia keys norah jones
2002-2005 – Alicia Keys & Norah Jones
  • Alicia Keys: Singer, songwriter and piano whiz took home five Grammy Awards in 2002, and four more in 2005.
  • Norah Jones: Piano-playing singer and songwriter - her album Come Away with Me snagged eight Grammys in 2003. Jones won three more of music's biggest awards in 2005.
2005 condoleezza rice
2005 – Condoleezza Rice
  • Became the second woman to serve as Secretary of State, the President's top advisor on foreign policy.
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Created byKim DeLatteBowling Green State UniversityInformation gathered from:http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/whm/0,8805,101045,00.html
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