Josephine Holloway was one of the first African American Girl Scout troop leaders. She lobbied for the inclusion of African Americans in the Girl Scouts. (via "Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons")

Famous Girls Scouts who have made a difference - Josephine Holloway - African-American Troop Leader. She lobbied for African-Americans to be allowed to join the Girl Scouts.

After becoming England's first qualified female doctor, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson opened a school for medicine for women in Britain. (via Science Museum's "Brought to Life")

After becoming England's first "officially" qualified female doctor, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson opened a school for medicine for women in Britain. (via Science Museum's "Brought to Life")

Rosa Parks’ booking photo upon being arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955.

On this day in Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white passenger, leading to her arrest and sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Photo: Rosa Parks’ booking photo upon being arrested on December

"Natalie Wood was one of those rare stars who managed to combine old-school glamor, powerhouse talent and smoldering sex appeal in a single package," as said by LIFE. (photo: Bill Ray)

LIFE With Natalie Wood: Portraits of a Legend

Photos of Natalie Wood in the early when she had made the leap from actress to movie star and to formidable Hollywood player.

Emma Watson defines feminism as “the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.” Learn more about the inspiring actress with TIME's "100 Most Influential People." (photo: Celeste Sloman—UN Women)

Emma Watson

Emma Watson defines feminism as “the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.” Learn more about the inspiring actress with TIME's Most Influential People." (photo: Celeste Sloman—UN Women)

In 1887, American journalist Nellie Bly had herself committed to New York’s notorious Blackwell’s Island insane asylum – on purpose, as part of an assignment from the New York World newspaper. (Image via Library of Congress)

The Complete Works of Nellie Bly: Ten Days in a Mad-House, Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and

Powerful words from U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Learn more with AMERICAN MASTERS.

Madeleine Albright quote -- — Leaders are made by the situations they are involved in. I think that some rise to the occasion and some do not.

Many women cite Louisa May Alcott’s "Little Women" as the most treasured book of their childhoods. Would you agree?

Louisa May Alcott

Many women cite Louisa May Alcott’s "Little Women" as the most treasured book of their childhoods. Would you agree?

Jennifer Garner joins Nicholas Kristof, Eva Longoria and more to uncover gender oppression and human rights violations in A PATH APPEARS.

A Path Appears

Jennifer Garner joins Nicholas Kristof, Eva Longoria and more to uncover gender oppression and human rights violations in A PATH APPEARS.

This illustration of Marie Curie was done by Rachel Ignotofsky, who has created a series of drawings celebrating groundbreaking and often unheralded women in science.

This illustration of Marie Curie was done by Rachel Ignotofsky, who has created a series of drawings celebrating groundbreaking and often unheralded women in science.

Althea Gibson was the first African American to play and win at Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open) — a decade before Arthur Ashe.

pbsthisdayinhistory: “ September Althea Gibson wins U.S Open) How much tennis history can you take today? The day Serena Williams and Venus Williams square off at the U.

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