Grateful American Kids

Historic Women in American History

March is Women’s History Month
Commemorating and Encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist. Author of Silent Spring. Conservationist.
(1907 – 1964)

Billie Jean King
Tennis Champion
(b. 1943)

Gramma Moses
American artist, who started her successful career at 78.
(1860 – 1961)

Lady Bird Johnson
First Lady; 1963-1969. Second Lady, 1961-1963. Business woman
(1912 – 2007)

Annie Sullivan
Helen’s Keller’s teacher, and lifelong companion
(1866 – 1936)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Lawyer. Second female associate justice of the United States Supreme Court; 1993-2020
(1933 – 2020)

Margaret Mitchell
1937 Pulitzer Prize winner, Gone With The Wind
(1900 – 1949)

Bella Abzug
Lawyer. Congresswoman. Activist in the Women’s Movement
(1920 – 1998)

Maya Angelou
Poet. Memoirist. Civil Rights Activist. Performer
(1928 – 2014)

Betty Furness
Actress. LBJ’s Special Assistant for Consumer Affairs. Consumer Correspondent, The Today Show
(1916 – 1994)

Helen Hayes
'First Lady of American Theatre'. One of 16 actors to have won the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT)
(1900 – 1993)

Jane Addams
Founder of Chicago's Hull House. Social worker. 1931 recipient of Nobel Peace Prize
(1860 – 1935)

Edith Wharton
Novelist of the Gilded Age. First woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Literature; 1921’s The Age of Innocence
(1862 – 1937)

Amelia Earhart
First aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
(1897 – 1937)

Eleanor Roosevelt
Longest tenure as First Lady 1933-1945. Chairman, United Nations Committee on Human Rights
(1884 – 1962)

Clara Barton
Founder, American Red Cross
(1821 – 1912)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Writer. Women’s Rights Activist. Suffragette
(1815 – 1902)

Rosa Parks
'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement'
(1913 – 2005)

Mary McLeod Bethune
American Educator. Civil Rights Leader
(1875 – 1955)

Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady, 1861-1865
(1818 – 1882)

Katherine Johnson
NASA scientist. 'Human Computer'. Subject of the film, Hidden Figures
(1918 – 2020)

Coretta Scott King
Author. Activist. Civil Rights Leader. Wife of Martin Luther King
(1927 – 2006)

Shirley Chisholm
First African American woman elected to Congress. First African American candidate for President of the United States, 1972
(1924 – 2005)