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.
Not enough is said today about the role of women in formulating the basic beliefs we have about the nature of freedom itself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York City police evicted and arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek.
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.
A leading figure in the women's rights movement in Germany.,Lida Gustava Heymann was born in Hamburg, Germany on March 15, 1868.
On this day in 1977 Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer passed away.