Women's Rights

Biography

Tina Tchen

As women around the world speak out against sexual harassment and unfair treatment, Tina Tchen continues to support the movement through her legal activism.
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Lesson Plan

Helen Keller--Citizen and Socialist

Helen Keller is one of the most misinterpreted women of the early 20th century. This jigsaw lesson seeks to shine light on her labor activism and social justice, peace, and women’s reproductive rights.
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Biography

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was the first African American woman to publish a short story and was also an influential abolitionist, suffragist, and reformer.
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Biography

Mabel Ping-Hua Lee

In a 1912 New York Times article, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee was regarded as “the symbol of the new era, when all women will be free and unhampered.”
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Biography

Recy Taylor

Although it was very dangerous for African Americans to speak out against white people during the Jim Crow era, Recy Taylor refused to remain silent about sexual violence.
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Biography

Tarana Burke

As an activist, community organizer, and executive, Tarana Burke has made quite an impact.
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Lesson Plan

The Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), proposed in 1923, has never been ratified. Activists seeking gender equality have sought its ratification since its first proposal but have encountered resistance along the way.
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Biography

Bernice Sandler

Known as the “Godmother of Title IX,” Bernice Sandler fought for women’s rights in education.
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Biography

Janet Mock

Janet Mock became the first transgender woman of color to write and direct an episode of television.
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Biography

Florence Kelley

Florence Kelley dedicated her life to social reform. She worked to end many social problems, including labor and racial discrimination.
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