D. Celebrated Women in U.S. History

Celebrated women in U.S. history include Amelia Bloomer, Harriet Tubman, Emily Dickinson, Mary McLeod Bethune, Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, and Gloria Steinem. Learn more about each of these women and the special place in history that each of these well-known women holds!

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Women in U.S. History | Periscope
Women in U.S. History | Periscope

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Women's History Month is a great time to explore the achievements of women throughout U.S. history. Read on to learn about women who have had a significant impact on U.S. history.
Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894) | Periscope
Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894) | Periscope

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In 1849, Amelia Bloomer became the first woman to own, operate, and edit a newspaper for women. Her paper became a voice for the women's rights movement, with articles encouraging women to participate...
Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) | Periscope
Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) | Periscope

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Born a slave, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom and became a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. As a conductor, she helped over 300 slaves find their own freedom. After the Civil War, she cared...
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) | Periscope
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) | Periscope

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Despite the fact that Emily Dickinson had little of her poetry published during her lifetime, her work is considered a major influence on modern poetry. Emily's family allowed her limited access to...
Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955) | Periscope
Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955) | Periscope

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Educator Mary McLeod Bethune began a school for needy African Americans in 1904 with $1.50, five students, and a passion to teach. Her school became Bethune-Cookman College and currently has over 2...
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) | Periscope
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) | Periscope

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At 19 months old, Helen Keller suffered an extreme fever that made her sight and hearing impaired. She became a national spokesperson for the physically disabled by writing books, giving speeches, and...
Amelia Earhart (1897 - 1937) | Periscope
Amelia Earhart (1897 - 1937) | Periscope

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In 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1931, she broke the men's and women's altitude record, flying at 18,415 feet above ground. As the first president of...
Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) | Periscope
Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) | Periscope

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In 1955, Rosa Parks sat in the "white only" section of a bus in Alabama as a way to tell the world that she was opposed to segregation. This inspired a boycott of the bus system that lasted over a...
Gloria Steinem (1934 -     ) | Periscope
Gloria Steinem (1934 - ) | Periscope

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Writer and women's rights advocate Gloria Steinem helped found the magazine Ms., the first national women's magazine run by women. As an advocate, she organized political campaigns and rallies in...