“We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. that is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realize her God-given potential.” ― Hillary Rodham Clinton
Lucille Ball: 1. Was 40 when 'I Love Lucy' debuted in 1951. 2. First woman to own her own film studio (Desilu). 3. Lucy is in the National Women's Hall of Fame, which includes just one other TV star: Oprah Winfrey.
Mary Walton talks about her new book, A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot. Alice Paul was one of the most important civil rights activists of the 20th century and a pioneer of nonviolent resistance. Her tactics and leadership were crucial to winning passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
Dorothy Pitman Hughes raised money to get civil rights protestors out of jail, set up a campaign office for Jimmy Carter, started a summer jobs program for youths, started a day care in a time when it was hard to find one. Her work for women and children caught the attention of women's rights activist Gloria Steinem. The two toured the country and became great friends.
"I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity." ~ First Lady Michelle Obama