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Today in women’s history: Triangle sweatshop fire kills 146

A total of 146 workers - almost all of them immigrant women - are killed in a fire at New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, March 25, 1911.

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Today in women's history: Anne Hutchinson banned from Bay Colony

Not enough is said today about the role of women in formulating the basic beliefs we have about the nature of freedom itself.

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Today in women's history: ERA sent to states for ratification

On March 21, 1972, Congress sent the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification. The amendment fell three states short of being ratified, but the struggle continues to this day.

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Today in women’s history: Singer Rosetta Tharpe was born

Known as a pioneer of 20th-century music, "Sister" Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 - October 9, 1973) was a singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist.

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Today in women's history: Minnie Fisher Cunningham born

Cunningham was elected president of the Galveston Equal Suffrage Association and toured her home state to speak out for the right for women to vote.

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A mother fights gun violence

Janice gives much of her time trying to make life better for working people and people of color in her community, in her union and in the world.

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Today in women’s history: Police evict striking Woolworth’s clerks

New York City police evicted and arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek.

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A woman’s place is in her union; “Women of Steel” (video)

Remember Rosie the Riveter? This image was created to inspire women to do the work that was typically done by men. Since then, women have made huge advances in the workplace.

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Today in women's history: Lida Gustava Heymann born

A leading figure in the women's rights movement in Germany.,Lida Gustava Heymann was born in Hamburg, Germany on March 15, 1868.

 

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Today in women's history: Long live Fannie Lou Hamer

On this day in 1977 Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer passed away.

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