WHM: Tammy Duckworth

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Women’s History Month: Tammy Duckworth Tammy Duckworth is the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress in Illinois, the first disabled woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first member of Congress … Read more…

WHM: Anna Tibaijuka

Women’s History Month: Anna Tibaijuka Anna Tibaijuka is the former director of UN-Habitat and former under-secretary-general of the United Nations.  Until her resignation in 2010, Tibaijuka was the was the second highest ranking African woman in the United Nations. She … Read more…

WHM: Manal al-Sharif

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Women’s History Month: Manal al-Sharif Manal al-Sharif became the inspiration for a women’s rights campaign surrounding the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia. In 2011, a YouTube video circulated rapidly around the world featuring her act … Read more…

Patricia Roberts Harris

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Black History Month, Patricia Roberts Harris   Patricia Roberts Harris was a champion of civil rights and a leader for women in law and government. Beginning her academic career at Howard University, she protested the ‘white-only’ … Read more…

Shirley Chisholm

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Black History Month, Shirley Chisholm   Born in 1924, Shirley Chisholm was a lifelong activist, educator and dedicated civil servant.  In 1968 she became the first black Congresswoman United States. Her campaign slogan, “Unbought and Unbossed,” demonstrated … Read more…