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Today in women's history: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

The appointment on March 4, 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history.

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Visit to giant's gravesite: Vito Marcantonio

Vito Marcantonio has been virtually erased from the study of the progressive movement of the 1930s and 40sand this has dealt a severe blow to the movement.

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Today in women's history: Mary McLeod Bethune honored

On March 5, in 1985 the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative honoring Mary McLeod Bethune.

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Today in women's history: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

The appointment on March 4, 1933, made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history. She helped bring about the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Social Security Act