Month: March 2019

Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, whose work brought long-overdue recognition to black women suffragists

Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, whose work brought long-overdue recognition to black women suffragists

Through her scholarship and teaching career, Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn chronicled the work of African-American suffragists, whose contributions had largely been ignored or erased in the official histories of the movement.

Nancy Grace Roman, “Mother of the Hubble” Space Telescope

Nancy Grace Roman, “Mother of the Hubble” Space Telescope

In her quest to become an astronomer, Nancy Grace Roman had to overcome misconceptions about the intelligence, capabilities and proper role of women in society and academia. She went on to become an executive at NASA, where she became known as the “Mother of the Hubble” Space Telescope