The National Park Service interprets the stories of all Americans, including those of ordinary and extraordinary women. While women often faced social constraints and could be restricted by conventional ideas about gender roles, they have been active participants in American society—as political activists, intellectuals, innovators, entrepreneurs, laborers, and educators. Explore the stories of women--some famous and some lesser-known--who made outstanding achievements in fields such as art, science, education, business, industrial design, civil rights, philanthropy, medicine, and many other endeavors.
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Migration & Immigration
Discover migration and immigration stories of force, exploration, and growth.
Engaging with the Environment
Discover stories of environmental exploration and conservation.
Developing the American Economy
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Shaping the Political Landscape
Discover stories of women who shaped policies and institutions.
Art, Culture, & Education
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Science & Technology
Discover stories of ingenuity and innovation.
Last updated: September 9, 2022