Jeannette Rankin made history as the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
Jovita Idar was a Latina journalist who worked for an end to segregation and racism.
Martha Hughes Cannon was a historic state senator and public health pioneer.
Mary Church Terrell was a suffragist, civil rights activist and co-founder of the NAACP.
Sonora Webster Carver (1904-2003) was one of the most famous horse divers in the world.
Brittany Packnett Cunningham is a leader at the intersection of culture and justice.
Gertrude Ederle made history in 1926 as the first woman to swim across the English Channel
Queen Lili‘uokalani was the first sovereign queen, and the last monarch of Hawai'i.
Cultural critic Fran Lebowitz on why she would ask Toni Morrison for advice.
Sissieretta Jones was the first Black woman to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall.
Toni Morrison recalls the time a Black childhood friend had been praying for blue eyes.
Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders talks about how he first met Toni Morrison.
The Mae West film "She Done Him Wrong" was credited with helping to save Paramount.
Mae West's persona was inspired by the fashion trends of the 1890's.