Conflict and Compromise

Biography

Charity Earley

Educator, soldier, and psychologist, Charity Adams Earley led the first African American women’s unit of the army on a tour of duty overseas during WWII.
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General

Propaganda

Propaganda was an important part of helping America wage war during World War II
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General

In the Military

In 1942 Congress created the women’s auxiliary army which allowed women to volunteer for  units attached to the military.
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General

On the Farm

Food supplies became a major concern on the home front and abroad during WWII.
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Biography

Leona Libby

Physicist Leona Woods Marshall Libby was one of the women who helped to create the atomic weapon.
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Biography

Miné Okubo

 Miné Okubo is well known for her representations of daily life and humanity in drawings depicting Japanese American internment during WWII.
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Biography

Pearl Buck

Pearl S. Buck produced works of fiction and non-fiction throughout her lifetime, many of which focused on her experiences in China.
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Biography

Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer was one of the most important, passionate, and powerful voices of the civil and voting rights movements .
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Biography

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Abolitionist author, Harriet Beecher Stowe rose to fame in 1851 with the publication of her best-selling book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which highlighted the evils of slavery, angered the slaveholding South.
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Biography

Jane Addams

A progressive social reformer and activist, Jane Addams was on the frontline of the settlement house movement and was the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
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Biography

Lucy Stone

A leading suffragist and abolitionist, Lucy Stone dedicated her life to battling inequality on all fronts.
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Biography

Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell was a well-known African American activist who championed racial equality and women’s suffrage.
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Biography

Beverly LaHaye

Beverly LaHaye has been an influential voice in American conservative politics for decades and founded the Concerned Women for America.
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