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Mae Jemison was the first African American woman to become an astronaut. In 1992 she spent more than a week orbiting Earth in the space shuttle Endeavor.
Air Date: June 1, 2020
Susan B. Anthony
As an activist and social reformer, Susan B. Anthony was tireless in her efforts to convince others to support the women's right to vote.
Air Date: May 25, 2020
Mary Barra is the CEO at General Motors and the first woman in history to head one of the “Big Three” American automakers.
Air Date: May 18, 2020
Ann Dunwoody was the first female battalion commander for the 82nd Airborne Division in 1992 and the first female general at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 2000.
Air Date: May 11, 2020
Women in 116th Congress
Women now make up 26 percent of the Senate and 23 percent of the House, the highest percentages ever.
Air Date: May 4, 2020
Mo’ne Davis was the first girl to pitch a shutout in the history of the Little League World Series, and was the first African American girl to play in the competition.
Air Date: April 27, 2020
Arlan Hamilton is a venture capitalist who champions “underestimated” and “underrepresented” entrepreneurs in technology and other fields.
Air Date: April 20, 2020
Brittney C. Cooper
Brittney C. Cooper is a black feminist author, scholar, and professor who explores the influences of hip-hop and crunk music on feminist ideals.
Air Date: April 13, 2020
Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski
Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski dreamed of creating spacecraft at age 9. Now, she's one of the leading theoretical physicists in the world.
Air Date: April 6, 2020
Florynce Kennedy was a lawyer who was one of the most dazzling and outspoken activists of the 20th century. In her trademark cowboy hat a
Air Date: March 30, 2020
This week, meet the founder of a nonprofit that works to increase the number of young women interested in computer science.
Air Date: March 23, 2020
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Ida B. Wells was born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862 and dedicated her life to exposing the injustices of racism and sexism and the
Air Date: March 16, 2020
This week's featured activist is the godmother of Title IX.
Air Date: March 9, 2020
After surviving the worst high school shooting in American history, this student channeled her grief into activism.
Air Date: March 2, 2020
Indra Nooyi is a business executive named as one of the world’s most powerful women by Forbes, Fortune, The Wall
Air Date: February 24, 2020
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