Emily Dickinson

I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you -- Nobody -- Too? Then there's a pair of us! Don't tell! they'd advertise -- you know! How dreary -- to be -- Somebody! How public -- like a Frog -- To tell one's name -- the livelong June -- To an admiring Bog! --Emily Dickinson Indeed, Emily …

Women in Space

Unlike other women's firsts, women began traveling in space only two years after the first man was launched. Here are stories of three great female astronauts. Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova was the first female to travel in space.  Born in 1937 and raised in Maslennikovo, Russia, she dropped out of school at age 17 to work …

Amelia Earhart

“Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” –Amelia Earhart Born on July 2, 1937, Amelia Mary Earhart is among the most visionary American women. Among her achievements include: First woman to fly above 14,000 feet, October 22, 1922 First woman …

Women in Politics

President Obama’s recent nomination of Elena Kagan, closely following his nomination and the ultimate appointment of Sonia Sotomayor, brings up the important topic of women in U.S. politics. Sotomayor is only the third female Supreme Court Justice in history; if appointed, Kagan will be the fourth. Despite continuous disparities in pay rates between women and …