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Mountains Have No Ceilings

If there is anything I’ve learned during my time outdoors, it is this—Mountains Have No Ceilings. Reinhold Messner, an Italian mountaineer famous for climbing the 14 tallest peaks without oxygen, said, “Mountains aren’t fair or unfair, they’re just danger
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"We Got Next!"

On June 21st, 1997, Lisa Leslie, center for the Los Angeles Sparks, and Kym Hampton, center for the New York Liberty, took the ceremonial “jump ball” marking the official start of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
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Women's Temperance Societies

A sector of women from the Puerto Rican elite arose to organize the Women Temperance Societies, despite women being silenced for centuries in their attempts for political participation.
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Q&A with Ellen Ochoa

Dr. Ellen Ochoa was the first female Hispanic astronaut. Recently, we sat down with her for a discussion about her career, the future of women in aeronautics, and inspiring future generations of women.
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Military Artifact Highlight

Women have long been part of a powerful history of military service, risking their lives for cause and country. Explore women’s military history with these artifacts held by the Museum.
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Feminism on the Flat Track

In the early 2000s, roller derby witnessed a revival, quickly becoming a popular sporting event and past time. Yet roller derby’s history stretches back to over a century ago.
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Dorothea Dix and Cornelia Hancock

On April 14, 1861, Fort Sumter fell—the beginning of four years of brutal war. Thousands of women volunteered as nurses. By one estimate, more than twenty thousand women serves as nurses on the Union side during the war.
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Celebrating Asian American Women

Asian American women have made a significant impact on the United States in a wide variety of fields. Despite facing both racial discrimination and sexism, these women stood strong, challenged stereotypes, and paved the way for future generations.
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Daring Dames

Women have worked hard and sacrificed much through the centuries to achieve their status in American society. Here are 4 Daring Dames who defied stereotypes to accomplish great things.
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