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2 Nov 2023 1:50 PM | Kemi Oyebade (Administrator)

By: Suzette Cotto NFBPWC Public Relations Chair

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October Highlights in US Women’s History

November Highlights in US Women’s History

  • November 1, 1848 – First medical school for women, the New England Female Medical School, opens, in 1874 it merges with Boston University to become one of the world’s first co-ed medical schools.

  • November 8, 1910 – The state of Washington passes a constitutional amendment to guarantee woman suffrage.

  • November 8, 1984 – Dr. Anna L. Fisher, a physician on the shuttle Discovery, becomes the first American mother and third American woman to fly into space.

  • November 11, 1979 – Bethune Museum and Archives opens in Washington D.C. as a center for African-American

women’s history, honoring Mary McLeod Bethune.

  • November 11, 1993 – The Vietnam Women’s Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after being conceived by former army combat nurse Diane Carlson Evans and sculpted by Glenna Goodacre to honor the 265,000 women who voluntarily served during the Vietnam era.

  • November 13, 1938 – Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini is beatified, the first American woman citizen to become a saint.

  • November 14, 1889 – Journalist Elizabeth Cochran, aka Nellie Bly, sails around the world in 72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes, and 14 seconds, beating the fictional record set by Phineas Fogg in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days

  • November  14,  1903 –  The  U.S.

Women’s  Trade  Union  League  is


  • November 14, 1946 – Emily Greene

Vietnam Women's Memorial (Source: National Park service


Balch, co-founder of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • November 28, 1881 – The first organizational meeting is held for the predecessor group to the American Association of University Women (AAUW).


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