Barriers of racism and sexism slowed them down, but academia wasn't their only venue.
At the start of World War I, young working-class women swooned for men in uniform, leading middle-class women to form patrols to police public morals.
An unsung patron of science whose deep pockets and passion for exploring led to the founding of two influential natural history museums.
Without many legal protections under the New Deal, Black women organized through the local Urban League.
The two feminist authors corresponded about writing and romance, especially after Tiptree's true identity leaked.
She started off as a "stunt" journalist and moved into covering stories about women and crime in the Roaring Twenties.