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"in 1966, Uhura was the first black woman as a main character on US TV who was not a servant. NBC refused to let Nichelle Nichols be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry hired her as a “day worker,” but included her in almost every episode. She actually made more money than any of the other actors through this workaround, but it was still a humiliating second-class status. The network people made life hard for Nichols, constantly…

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deejaybird: “ “Uhura” comes from the Swahili word UHURU meaning “freedom”. Uhura was pretty much the first ever black main character on American television who was not a maid or a domestic servant in...

Susan B Anthony pummeled in the street and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote.

This is a photo of Susan B. Anthony in 1872 getting beaten and arrested for trying to vote when it was illegal for women to do so.

This is a photo of Susan B. Anthony in 1872 getting beaten and arrested for trying to vote when it was illegal for women to do so. by Hasenfeffer on Indulgy.com

Vote. Our sisters suffered to give us that right.

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Union Leader & Civil Rights Activist Addie L. Wyatt. Worked on a meatpacking line after being turned down for a clerical position because of her race. 1953 became VP of her Union's Chicago branch & then president of the Int'l Amalgamated Meet Cutters, the 1st black woman of an int'l Union. Appointed to the Labor Legislation Committee by Pres. Roosevelt. Founder of the Coalition of Labor Union Women & co-founder of the Nat'l Org of Women. 1st Black Women to be Person of the Year by Time…

Union Leader & Civil Rights Activist Addie L. Wyatt. Worked on a meatpacking line after being turned down for a clerical position because of her race. 1953 became VP of her Union's Chicago branch & then president of the Int'l Amalgamated Meet Cutters, the 1st black woman of an int'l Union. Appointed to the Labor Legislation Committee by Pres. Roosevelt. Founder of the Coalition of Labor Union Women & co-founder of the Nat'l Org of Women. 1st Black Women to be Person of the Year by Time…

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queennubian: “ native-detroiter: “ theafrosistuh: “ iknowdispussybeyankin: “ interesting-fact: “Claudette Colvin resisted bus segregation nine months before Rosa Parks, and it is her case that went to...

Frances Perkins, First Female Cabinet Member | Came up with Social Security, the 40-hour work week, and overtime pay.

Frances Perkins, First Female Cabinet Member | Came up with Social Security, the 40-hour work week, and overtime pay.

The best protection any woman can have... is courage. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The best protection any woman can have... is courage. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Ida B. Wells. She taught women the power of the electoral vote. #WHM

Ida B. Wells. She taught women the power of the electoral vote. #WHM

Sonya Sotomayor was the first Latina appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in August 2009.

Sonia Sotomayor’s Dollar-an-Hour Job Stops Boredom

She was the first Latina appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this excerpt from her book, “My Beloved World,” Sonia Sotomayor recounts her first job and growing up in the housing projects in the Bronx.

Learn about the women who made History in Health and Medicine. These medical, public health and advocacy visionaries deserve recognition!

PEOPLE'S CHOICE: 5 More Women Who Shaped Our Health

This past week, in honor of Women's History Month, we released our picks for

Because of Her, I can...

With These Posters, Celebrate Black History Month All Year Long

For the past 28 days of Black History Month, photographer Eunique Jones Gibson has put up a photo poster a day of an African American child posed as an historic figure--from Martin Luther King, Jr., to Malcolm X to Frederick Douglass to Barack Obama to Muhammad Ali. Of course we at the Ms. Blog are particularly interested in women's history, so we're delighted to see she included such current and historic figures as Angela Davis, Kerry Washington, the Williams sisters, Mary McLeod Bethune…

Women's History Fact You Didn't Know. Elizabeth Cady Stanton fired Augusta Lewis because she was trying to organize a union for women at the Revolution.

Women's History Fact You Didn't Know. Elizabeth Cady Stanton fired Augusta Lewis because she was trying to organize a union for women at the Revolution.

Women are the building blocks of many things but Emily Warren Roebling built the Brooklyn Bridge. #WHM #NYC

Women are the building blocks of many things but Emily Warren Roebling built the Brooklyn Bridge. #WHM #NYC