Most grade school kids will tell you that Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave and conductor on the Underground Railroad which is a great start--but she was so much more! A nurse, a spy, a military leader, a public speaker, a humanitarian, a wife and mother who did everything in her power to keep her family together...and she did it all with a traumatic brain injury.
Barbie has inspired generations of children in her 59 years, always representing the historically novel idea that women have choices in their lives. She's both an icon and a record of just how far we've come.
Belle Starr and Calamity Jane
"Belle Starr" and "Calamity Jane" aren't even their given names! We separate fact from fabrication in our coverage of these famous women of the Wild West.
Even though her life was a short one, Anne Frank's account of her turbulent times has provided inspiration for millions of people all over the world.
Jane Addams (Part 2)
Jane's life of far-reaching social service and her work for peace didn't prevent her from being called "America's most dangerous woman."