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Belinda Sutton's Post-enslavement Petitions

 Belinda Sutton's Post-enslavement Petitions

After she became a free woman, Belinda Sutton successfully petitioned for compensation for her years of enslaved labor. See more »

Rejected Princesses with Jason Porath

 Rejected Princesses with Jason Porath

Author and illustrator Jason Porath joins Tracy and Holly in the studio to talk about women from history featured in his new book. See more »

Interview: Anne Byrn's 'American Cake'

 Interview: Anne Byrn's 'American Cake'

Baking expert Anne Byrn joins Holly to talk about the place of cake in U.S. history, from the early colonies right up to the modern era. See more »

Mary Alice Nelson, aka Molly Spotted Elk

 Mary Alice Nelson, aka Molly Spotted Elk

Molly was born on Indian Island, Maine, and she turned to dance to help her family make ends meet. But because audiences and companies in the U.S. pushed her toward stereotypical depictions of Native Americans, she eventually took her dancing to France. See more »

The London Match Girls Strike of 1888

 The London Match Girls Strike of 1888

The London Match Girls Strike of 1888 was an important labor rights event, when factory workers protested hazardous and unfair working conditions. See more »

Anne Bonny & Mary Read

 Anne Bonny & Mary Read

Famed lady pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read are often requested as a topic by listeners. but telling their story requires navigating some rather suspect historical accounts. See more »

Aviatrix Lilian Bland

 Aviatrix Lilian Bland

Miss Bland was a jockey, a sports photographer, a journalist, a car dealer and a pioneer farmer. She also built Ireland's first powered airplane, entirely by hand, and successfully piloted it. See more »

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

 Mary Ann Shadd Cary

She was a black Canadian-American who became the first woman in North America to publish and edit a newspaper. She advocated against slavery, for better lives for free black people, and for women’s rights. See more »

Harriet Tubman, Union Spy (Part 2)

 Harriet Tubman, Union Spy (Part 2)

There was a whole lot more to Harriet Tubman’s life and work than her time as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. During the United States Civil War, she worked as a Union spy, eventually earning the nickname 'General.' See more »

Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad (Part 1)

 Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad (Part 1)

Most people are familiar with her involvement with the Underground Railroad, but Harriet Tubman was also a spy for the Union during the Civil War, among many other things. Untangling the truth from the myth is the trickiest part of her story. See more »