This week in 1946, Judy Baca was born. Baca is an American Chicana artist known for leading and painting the ongoing mural, The Great Wall of Los Angeles. The Great Wall began in 1974 and focuses on California’s multi-cultural history and obstacles overcame by ethnic groups. The mural depicts history from pre-historic California all the […]
This week in 1992, Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space aboard the space shuttle the Endeavor. Before becoming an astronaut, Jemison received degrees from Stanford University and Cornell University. She worked with the Peace Corps in West Africa, National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control, some of […]
This week 159 years ago, Anna Mary Robertson Moses, nicknamed “Grandma Moses”, was born. She was a self-taught American folk artist that began painting at the age of 76. Moses lived as a farmer’s wife where she had 10 children and enjoyed embroidering scenes of the farm life. At age 76, her arthritis forced her […]
Join Barbara Archer and Sharon Fiehler, founder of ABC to CEO, as they discuss Barbara’s history as well as the importance of empowering girls and young women so they can not only make it to the C-Suite, but run it. Fierce from the beginning, you’ll hear how Barbara stood her ground in her first job […]
Rita Dove was born on August 28, 1952 and served as the youngest and first African-American to be named U.S. Poet Laureate and Consultant to the Library of Congress in 1993. In her world-renowned work, Dove focuses her writings on personal struggles, family life and African-American history. She has published multiple poetry collections, short stories, […]
Connie Chung, born on August 20, 1946, broke boundaries by becoming the first Asian and second woman to be an anchor on an American major newscast network. Over the course of her career, Connie worked at CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN. Connie received her degree in journalism in 1969 and was hired by CBS News […]
Ethel Payne, born on August 14, 1911, was a revolutionary journalist who was the first African-American woman to become a radio and television commentator for a national news network. Payne is known for her fearlessness in her journalism. She reported on topics not normally covered and asked questions that no one else dared to ask. […]
Maureen Moore believes in a simple, yet powerful, mantra: Strong Women: May we know them, May we raise them, May we be them and MAY WE PRAISE THEM! Maureen hosts “Cocktails and Conversation” on 590 The Fan so listeners can meet fascinating women from a variety of backgrounds, discussing their careers, accomplishments, families […]
On Monday, August 5, groundbreaking and award-winning author Toni Morrison passed away at age 88. Throughout her lifetime, Morrison wrote 10 novels, non-fiction works, plays and even childrens books that centered on the life of African-Americans throughout history. Her works focus on uncovering the life and experiences within the black community as she exposes their […]
Leona Woods Marshall Libby was born this week in 1919. She was part of the Manhattan Project where she was the only woman member of the Chicago Pile nuclear reactor team. Libby graduated from high school by age 14, received a degree in chemistry by age 18 and PhD in chemistry by age 23. In […]
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