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Women and Work is a proud partner of the National Women's History Project

 “Women’s History is Women’s Right.” – It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.”
(Dr. Gerda Lerner)

Read more about women's history at www.nwhp.org

 

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May Highlights in US Women’s History

  • May 1, 1950 – Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, named Library of Congress’s Consultant in Poetry (later called Poet Laureate) in 1985
  • May 5, 1938 – Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen presents results of her medical research identifying the disease cystic fibrosis at a meeting of the American Pediatric Association
  • May 6 – 12 Nurses Week
  • May 8, 1914 – President Woodrow Wilson signs a Proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day
  • May 10, 1872 – Victoria Woodhull is nominated as the first woman candidate for U.S. president for the Equal Rights Party
  • May 12, 1968 – A 12-block Mother’s Day march of “welfare mothers” is held inWashington, D.C., led by Coretta Scott King accompanied by Ethel Kennedy
  • May 21, 1932 – Amelia Earhart Putnam becomes the first woman to complete a solo-transatlantic flight by flying 2,026 miles from Newfoundland toIreland in just under 15 hours
  • May 21, 1973 – Lynn Genesko, a swimmer, receives the first athletic scholarship awarded to a woman (University of Miami)
  • May 29, 1977 – Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to qualify for and complete the Indy 500 car race
  • May 29, 1943 – “Rosie the Riveter” by Norman Rockwell appears on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post

 

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Carmella T. M. Marrone, PhD

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