Sally Ride, Notorious RBG, Norma McCorvey, and more…

 

This month, NBC News Learn is celebrating influential women who have paved the way for equality, one glass ceiling at a time.

Documentary Shines Spotlight on Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The documentary "RBG" follows Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lifelong fight for women’s rights and her life beyond the law.

Norma McCorvey, Anonymous Plaintiff in Roe v. Wade Case, Dead at 69

Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as "Jane Roe" in Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States, had a complicated legacy. During her life, she was a hero to both the women’s rights movement and the anti-abortion movement. 

Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space, Has Died

After a 17 month battle with pancreatic cancer, trailblazer Sally Ride, known as the first American woman in space, has died. In 1978, she was one of six women chosen by NASA from among 8,000 applicants to become an astronaut. Ride went on to inspire women and girls around the world in her roles as a physicist and science writer.

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Harriet Tubman to Replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

The U.S. Treasury announces that Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Tubman was an escaped slave, spy for the Union Army and an abolitionist who fought to help others escape on the Underground Railroad. 

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