On this day in 1977 Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer passed away.
On March 13, 1906, Susan B. Anthony died in Rochester, N.Y., shortly after her eighty-sixth birthday.She was a pioneer leader of the cause of women's right to vote.,
The book, by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is frequently called the world's first science fiction novel.
March 8, International Women's Day, grew from two sources -- the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.
The frame up of the Rosenbergs, fueled by Cold War, anti-communism and anti-Semitism, remains a terrible blot on our nation's history - a gross miscarriage of justice.
On March 5, in 1985 the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative honoring Mary McLeod Bethune.
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
One in three women worldwide will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. Since there are three billion women on the planet, one billion women will experience such outrages.
Earlier, Republicans blocked reauthorization because they opposed extending protections to 30 million women who are undocumented immigrants, Native Americans, LGBT, or students on campuses.
In honor of the centennial of the birth of Rosa Parks, we are rerunning the following People's World article, "Rosa Parks: courageous fighter for justice, " by Debbie Bell.