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Women's Suffrage Victory

Alice Paul Unfurls Suffrage Banner

On August 18, 1920, the Tennessee legislature voted to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.  But the Amendment didn't become law until August 26, after maneuvering and certifications were done.  Learn more: August 26, 1920

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Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel brought us the little black dress, the Chanel suit and jacket, bell bottoms and Chanel No. 5 perfume. What brought her to fame and fortune?

Mae West Quotes

Her bawdy plays and movies were full of double entendres and attracted the attention of industry censors. Enjoy these selected Mae West quotations.

Charlotte Forten Grimké

Charlotte Forten grew up in a prominent free black family in Philadelphia; she came to fame for her essays about teaching in the Sea Islands during the American Civil War. She married a member of the anti-slavery Grimké family.

Diana, Princess of Wales - Timeline

A timeline of major events in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Lucy Stone Facts

Born August 13, 181: find out the basics about Lucy Stone, feminist and abolitionist who kept her own name after marriage. Also: links to a full biography and more information about Lucy Stone.

Princess Diana's Wedding

The wedding of Diana Spencer -- who became known as Princess Diana -- to Prince Charles was a spectacular fairy-tale affair, seen worldwide via television.

Eliza Haywood

Eliza Haywood was a prolific 18th century writer. An actress whose plays were produced on stage in Dublin and London, she wrote novels, essays, poems and political satire, and often addressed themes of women's lives. She also wrote and published the first magazine written by a woman for women.

First Magazine By and For Women

The Female Spectator was written by actress and prolific writer Eliza Haywood. Published from 1744 to 1746, it was the first magazine for a female audience written by a woman. See what the first issue looked like, and learn more about what content was included.

Patriarchal Society

Definition of patriarchal society. What do feminists mean when they refer to a patriarchal society?

Princess Diana Biography

Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first British citizen to marry a British heir in 300 years. Her seemingly-fairy-tale marriage to Prince Charles ended in scandal and divorce.

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