Women's Voices, Women's Stories
A Journey Through Time
From the earliest storytellers through pioneering journalists, students can explore women who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art, pursuing truth, and reflecting on the human condition decade after decade.
Sarah Josepha Hale, the U.S. editor and author was the first female magazine editor in the United States. Through her work in the publications Ladies' Magazine and Godey's Lady's Book, she helped shape many of the attitudes and thoughts of women of her period.
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.1828
Margaret Fuller writes Woman in the Nineteenth Century, where she urges young women to seek greater independence from the home and family and to obtain such freedom through education.
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.1845
Katharine Graham became president of the Washington Post company and later became the company's chief executive officer. In 1969 she became the publisher of The Washington Post newspaper.
Barbara Walters signs a five-year contract with the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), making her the first woman to co-anchor an evening network news program and, with a salary of 1 million dollars per year, the highest-paid journalist at that time.
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Billie Jean King, a legendary tennis player, won 39 Grand Slam titles and was named world No. 1 in women's tennis six times. She was also a champion for gender equality in sports and a social activist, playing a vital role in forming the Women's Tennis Association and the passage of Title IX. King blazed a trail for LGBTQ+ representation in sports, coming out as gay in 1981.
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Reese Witherspoon, an American actress and the recipient of various accolades started Hello Sunshine, a media company that puts women at the center of every story they create, highlighting where women are now and helping them chart a new path forward.
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