Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells

Her newspaper office was destroyed by a mob; she was repeatedly threated, often in the news media. But Ida Wells remained undaunted in her efforts to publicize the truth about racial discrimination, particularly lynchings of innocent Black men. Born a slave in 1862,...
Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

67 years ago today a woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and sparked the Civil Rights movement. We all know the story: An older Black woman, coming home from a long day at work, stays in her seat on a bus because she is...

Iranian Women Heroes

Say their names: Elnaz Rekabi, Mahsa Amini, Masih Alinejad, Romina Ashrafi, Ghazal and the women of Iran who have stood against brutal oppression by their government or have fallen victim to gender-based violence. 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was arrested in Tehran and...