Reflecting the changing times, the song topped the charts and proved that audiences welcomed social message music, even from unexpected artists like the Motown super group.
Viewers tuned in weekly to catch the character’s clever one-liners and engage with storylines imbued with a feminist sensibility that often addressed controversial topics.
Lewis had been educating and entertaining her young fans since the 1950s with her famous sock puppets.
The nature writer’s sensational book exposed the dangers of chemical pesticides like DDT and ushered in the modern day global environmental movement.
Famous for saying, “If you don’t have a seat at the table, bring a folding chair,” Chisholm fearlessly broke boundaries that has opened the door for an increasingly diverse crop of public servants in government today.
Known for her personable interview style and keen eye for journalism, Walters laid the groundwork for women to find a more welcome spot in TV news.
Her heptathlon record has still yet to be beat and she is the most decorated female athlete in Olympic track and field history.
Set in the year 2063, the cartoon helped Americans define the future while also amplifying a backwards stereotype about women drivers that is still pervasive to this day.
Viewers watched an all-female cast in a crime drama for the first time in TV history.
The moderate conservative Republican became a key swing vote in many cases, including decisions that upheld women’s rights.