Library of Congress
Online activities and background information from the Library of Congress to help students learn more about women's history.
- Jump Back in Time: October 26, 1911 (America's Library) Read about Mahalia Jackson – gospel singer.
- Jump Back in Time: September 1, 1773 (America's Library) Read about Phillis Wheatley – the first African American to be published.
- Jump Back in Time: September 27, 1939 (America's Library) Read about Kathy Whitworth – professional golf's all-time leading tournament winner
- Jump Back in Time: September 6, 1869 (America's Library) Read about Jane Addams – activist.
- Meet Amazing Americans: Dorthea Lange (America's Library) Read the life story of this photographer who became famous documenting the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression.
- Meet Amazing Americans: Amelia Earhart (America's Library) Read the life story of this couragous woman who was the first female passenger, and later, the first femaile pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
- Meet Amazing Americans: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (America's Library) Read the life story of this early leader of the American woman's rights movement.
- Meet Amazing Americans: Harriet Tubman (America's Library) Read the life story of the runaway slave who became known as the "Moses of her people."
- Meet Amazing Americans: Pocahontas (America's Library) Read about Pocahontas, the daughter of Powhatan, an important chief of the Algonquian Indians who lived in the Virginia region.
- Rediscovering an American Playwright (Wise Guide) Read about Zora Neale Hurston and the rediscovery of 10 of her previously unpublished plays.
- She Sat Down For What She Believed (Wise Guide) On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus and sparked a 381-day bus boycott that led to a 1956 Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation.
- Who Was Lady Lindy? (Wise Guide) Introduction to Amelia Earhart and other women's resources in the Library of Congress.
- Who's That Lady? (Online Activity) Use the American Memory collections and other resources to meet the challenge of the Turn-of-the-Century First Ladies' Bowl.
- Women's Words of Wisdom (Online Activity) See what wise American women from many walks of life have said over the years.