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A

  • Abbott, Berenice 1935
  • Abzug, Bella 1970
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Adams, Abigail 1762, 1775, 1776
  • Adams Female Academy 1824
  • Addams, Jane 1889, 1910
  • All-American Girls Professional Baseball 1943
  • Allender, Nina 1914
  • American Association of University Women 1882, 1953
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990
  • Anderson, Marian 1939
  • Anthony, Susan B. 1852, 1869, 1872
  • Apgar, Virginia 1952
  • Appalachian Spring 1944
  • Appeal to the Christian Women of the South 1836
  • Arbus, Diane 1967
  • Arzner, Dorothy 1927
  • Association of Collegiate Alumnae, 1882
  • Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary 1881
  • The Awakening 1899

B

  • Ball, Lucille 1951
  • Ballard, Martha 1785
  • Barnard College 1911
  • Barton, Clara 1881
  • Basketball 1892
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic 1862
  • Beecher, Catharine 1841
  • Berenson, Senda 1892
  • Berkman, Brenda 1982
  • Bethune, Mary McLeod 1904, 1935, 1939
  • Blackwell, Elizabeth 1849
  • Blatch, Harriot Stanton 1907
  • Bloomer, Amelia 1878
  • Bly, Nellie 1889
  • Bolton, Roxy 1969
  • Boston Cooking-School Cookbook 1896
  • Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society 1832
  • Boxer Rebellion 1900
  • Braden, Anne 1954
  • Bradstreet, Anne 1650
  • Bread and Roses Strike 1912
  • Breckinridge, Mary 1925
  • Brent, Margaret 1648
  • Bridgman, Laura 1837
  • Brown, Charlotte Hawkins 1902
  • Brown v. Board of Education 1954
  • Bunker Hill, Battle of 1775
  • Bryn Mawr College 1884
  • Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers 1921

C

  • Carroll, Diahann 1968
  • Carson, Rachel 1962
  • Carter Family 1927
  • Catholic Worker Movement 1933
  • Catonsville Nine 1968
  • Chapelle, Dickey 1945, 1965
  • Charlestown Convent Fire of 1834
  • Chicago garment workers' strike 1910
  • Chicago Women's Liberation Union 1969
  • Child, Julia 1963
  • Children's Bureau, U.S. 1912
  • Chinese Exclusion Act 1882
  • Chopin, Kate 1899
  • Cochran, Jacqueline 1943
  • Colter, Mary 1905
  • Comstock Law 1873
  • Cooper, Anna Julia 1892
  • Cori, Gerti 1929
  • Coston, Martha J. 1859
  • Craft, Ellen 1848
  • Crandall, Prudence 1833
  • Croly, Jane 1890

D

  • Davis, Varina 1865
  • Dawes Act 1887
  • Day, Dorothy 1924, 1933
  • de Mille, Agnes 1943
  • De Wolfe, Elsie 1914
  • Disabled in Action 1970
  • Dix, Dorothea 1841 1843 Dorothy Davis v. Prince Edward County School Board
  • Douglas, Marjory Stoneman 1947
  • Dunham, Katherine 1938

E

  • Earhart, Amelia 1921, 1932
  • Eaton, Peggy 1829
  • Eddy, Mary Baker 1879
  • Elion, Gertrude 1988
  • Ellet, Elizabeth 1848
  • Ellis Island 1892
  • Equal Rights Amendment 1923, 1972, 1982
  • Equality League of Self-Supporting Women 1907
  • Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association 1917

F

  • Farmer, Fannie 1896
  • Female Medical College of Pennsylvania 1850
  • The Feminine Mystique 1963
  • Fitzgerald, Ella 1934
  • Fleming, Williamina Paton 1890
  • Fletcher, Alice Cunningham 1881
  • Fort, Cornelia 1943
  • Free Speech Movement 1964
  • Freedom Summer 1964
  • Friedan, Betty 1963
  • Frontiero v. Richardson 1973
  • Fugitive Slave Law 1850

G

  • Galveston Storm of 1900
  • Garrett, Mary Elizabeth 1892
  • General Federation of Women's Clubs 1890
  • Gibson, Althea 1957
  • Gildersleeve, Virginia 1911
  • Gilman, Charlotte Perkins 1898
  • Ginsburg, Ruth Bader 1993
  • Goddard, Mary Katharine 1777, 1790
  • Goldman, Emma 1917
  • Graham, Katharine 1963
  • Graham, Martha 1944
  • Grasso, Ella 1974
  • Gratz, Rebecca 1819
  • Great Chicago Fire 1871
  • Griffith v. Griffith's Executors 1798
  • Grimke, Angelina 1836, 1838
  • Griswold v. Connecticut 1965
  • Gruber, Ruth 1944

H

  • Hamer, Fannie Lou 1964
  • Harnack, Mildred 1943
  • Harvard Medical School, admits women students 1945
  • Height, Dorothy 1929, 1963
  • Hemmings, Sally 1802
  • Hiroshima 1945
  • Hobby, Oveta Culp 1942
  • Hodgson v. Minnesota 1990
  • Holiday, Billie 1938
  • Homestead Act 1862
  • Hopi House 1905
  • House, Callie 1917
  • The House in Good Taste 1914
  • Howe, Julia Ward 1862
  • Huerta, Dolores 1962
  • Hull House, 1889
  • Hurricane Andrew 1992
  • Hurston, Zora 1925, 1937, 1938
  • Hutchinson, Anne 1638

  • Indian Removal Act 1830
  • Influenza Epidemic 1918
  • International Ladies Garment Workers Union 1909
  • Iskra, Darlene M. 1990

  • Madison, Dolley Payne 1814
  • Malone, Vivian J. 1963
  • Mankiller, Wilma 1985
  • March on Washington 1963
  • Mariel boatlift 1980
  • Married Women's Property Act, Mississippi 1839
  • Matthews, Burnita Shelton 1948
  • Mayer, Maria Goeppert 1955
  • McBride, Mary Margaret 1934
  • McClintock, Barbara 1951
  • McPherson, Aimee Semple 1924
  • Mead, Margaret 1928
  • Mendez v. Westminster 1946
  • Mendoza, Lydia 1928
  • Mercury 13 1961
  • Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson 1986
  • Miholland, Inez 1916
  • Millay, Edna St. Vincent 1923
  • Missouri v. Celia 1855
  • Moreno, Luisa 1939
  • Morgan, Julia 1919
  • Motley, Constance Baker 1962
  • Mott, Lucretia 1840
  • Ms. magazine 1972

  • Paris International Exposition 1900
  • Parks, Rosa 1955
  • Parsons, Mary 1675
  • Payne, Ethel 1954
  • Peace Corps 1961
  • Pearl Harbor 1941
  • Pecan Shellers Strike 1938
  • Pennsylvania v. Addicks 1813
  • Perkins, Frances 1933, 1935
  • Perkins School for the Blind Incorporated 1829
  • Persian Gulf War 1991
  • Picotte, Susan La Flesche 1889
  • The Pill 1960
  • Pinckney, Eliza Lucas 1740s
  • Pinkham, Lydia E. 1876
  • Plessy v. Ferguson 1896
  • Plymouth Colony 1620
  • Pocahontas 1613
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act 1978
  • Pregnancy tests 1978
  • President's Commission on the Status of Women 1961
  • Prince, Lucy Terry 1746
  • Priscilla 1756

  • Rankin, Jeannette 1916, 1941, 1968
  • Reed v. Reed 1971
  • Remond, Sarah Parker 1859
  • Revere, Rachel 1775
  • Richards, Ellen Swallow 1873
  • Roe v. Wade 1973
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor 1936, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1960
  • Rosenberg, Ethel 1953
  • Rosie the Riveter 1943
  • Rowlandson, Mary 1682

  • Sabin, Florence 1925
  • Sacagawea 1804
  • Salem Witch Trials 1692
  • Salter, Susanna 1887
  • Sampson, Deborah 1782
  • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire 1906
  • Sand Creek Massacre 1864
  • Sanger, Margaret 1921, 1925
  • Schneider, Susan Weidman 1976
  • Schneiderman, Rose 1913
  • Selma to Montgomery 1965
  • Seneca Falls Convention 1848
  • Sentiments of an American Woman 1780
  • September 11 2001
  • Seton, Elizabeth Ann 1809
  • Smith, Bessie 1923
  • Smith, Margaret Chase 1950
  • Smith, Sophia 1870
  • Social Security Act 1935
  • Spanish-American War 1898
  • Spelman College [See Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary]
  • Stanton, Elizabeth Cady 1852, 1869, 1895
  • Starr, Ellen Gates 1889
  • Stewart, Maria 1831
  • Stone, Lucy 1847
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher 1852

  • Tarbell, Ida 1904
  • Terrell, Mary Church 1940
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God 1937
  • Thomas, M. Carey 1884
  • Till, Emmet 1955
  • Till-Mobley, Mamie 1955
  • Title IX 1972
  • Trail of Tears 1838
  • A Treatise on Domestic Economy 1841
  • Triangle Factory Fire 1911
  • Troy Female Seminary 1821
  • Truth, Sojourner 1852
  • Tubman, Harriet 1850

  • Ulmann, Doris 1934
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin 1852
  • United States v. Morrison 2000
  • University of Alabama 1956, 1963
  • Ursuline Convent 1834

  • Valentines 1849
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial 1982
  • Violence Against Women Act 1994
  • Virginia Tech 1966
  • Voting Rights Act 1965

  • Wald, Lillian 1895
  • Walker, Madam C.J. Walker 1910
  • Warren, Mercy 1774, 1787
  • Washington, Martha 1780s, 1789, 1796
  • Wells, Ida B. 1892
  • Wheatley, Phyllis 1761, 1773
  • WHER 1955
  • Whitman, Narcissa 1836
  • Willard, Emma Hart 1821
  • Willard, Frances 1879
  • Williams, Mary Lou 1946
  • Wilson, Edith 1915
  • Wilson, Harriet 1859
  • Winnemucca, Sarah 1883
  • Wise, Brownie 1951
  • Woman Suffrage Parade 1913
  • The Woman's Bible 1895
  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union 1874
  • Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots 1942
  • Women and Economics
  • The Women of the American Revolution 1848
  • Women Strike for Peace 1961
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom 1915
  • Woodhull, Victoria 1871
  • World Trade Center 1968, 2001
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting, Seattle 1999
  • World War I 1917
  • World War II
  • World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893
  • Wu, Chien-Shiug 1956