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Unlike the other women’s auxiliaries, WACs served in all theatres of the war, dispelling the notion that women were unfit for combat conditions.Read More
The Women's Army Corps: Female Soldiers in WWII
On 30 July 1942, the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve was established as part of the Marine Corps Reserve. The mission of the USMCWR was to provide qualified women for duty at shore establishments of the Marine Corps, releasing men for combat duty.Read More
"Be a Marine, Free a Marine to Fight": The United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve
Maria Tallchief was one of the most accomplished dancers of the twentieth centuries, and was the first Native American woman to hold the rank of prima ballerina.Read More
Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina
The timeline of suffrage varied greatly between states before reaching a national momentum and Latinas played a direct role in advancing the movement.Read More