Women pilots were seen as oddities, opportunists, and "too scatterbrained" to fly. The 1929 All-Woman Air Race set out to change that.
Countless women scientists have have been shunted to the footnotes, with credit for their work going to male colleagues. This is called the Matilda Effect.
Facing ostracism by literary elites and attacks from pro-slavery mobs, an abolitionist blunted her politics.
It took science centuries to understand malaria. Now we’re waiting to see how the 2019 vaccine pilot works.