The spinners' union made it nearly impossible for women to secure reliable work in the cotton mills, instituting their proper role in the workplace.
Collective memory can be a useful addition to the documentation of history.
The daughter of a slave, Septima Clark graduated from college, became a teacher, and became a fierce advocate for social and cultural change.
Once hospital deliveries became mainstream, mothers have had to make a choice: a home birth or go to the hospital?
The achievements of the Pullman Porter's Union were a significant civil rights victory for both U.S. labor and the civil liberties of African-Americans.
Labor unions nationwide may be weakened by the Supreme Court. But unions have been instrumental in protecting the interests of underrepresented groups.
Ronald Reagan invoked Dr. King's legacy to fit with his larger political and rhetorical aims.
While alive, Emma Goldman was considered an enemy of the state. In death, she became a celebrated American icon.
A look at how women dentists were perceived in the 1960s, emphasizing the overall professional entrance of women in the workplace.
Their names may not be widely recognized, but these three intrepid women explorers deserved broader acclaim for their accomplishments.