Break the Ceiling
Portrait of African-American orator and civil rights activist Sojourner Truth (1797 - 1883), 1860s.
January 01, 1860 Licence
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865) reading the Bible with former slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), originally Isabella Van Wagener, in a print presented to the President by the black community of Baltimore to commemorate...More
January 01, 1862 Licence
Harriet Tubman (c1820-1913) American born in slavery, escaped 1849, and became leading Abolitionist. Active as a 'conductor' in the Underground Railroad. Photograph
January 02, 1754 Licence
Enormous crowds of women thronged Victoria Embankment, despite a drizzling rain, to participate in the women's procession voicing the demand that the British Government use women in the work of making ammunition, replacing the men. It...More
July 17, 1915 Licence
English suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 - 1928), is arrested at a demonstration outside Buckingham Palace, London.
January 05, 1914 Licence
French existentialist writer and feminist Simone de Beauvoir.
November 02, 1947 Licence
Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin
April 25, 1917 Licence
American politician, US Representative Jeanette Rankin (1880 - 1973) stands at the podium and speaks before Congress, Washington DC, May 1917. The first female member of Congress, Rankin was the elected to the House before the passage...More
May 01, 1917 Licence
Margaret Sanger seated behind a desk and surrounded by twelve other women, New York, New York, circa 1924.
January 01, 1924 Licence
One American female worker drives rivets into an aircraft while another sits in the cockpit on the US home front during World War II. They wear aprons and their hair tucked into scarves. Women who went to work in industries to aid the...More
January 01, 1943 Licence
WOMEN'S LIBERATION PARADE ON 5TH AVENUE, 8/26/71.
August 21, 1971 Licence
Rosa Parks sitting on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama
January 01, 1956 Licence
Surrounded by minority women at the Houston Civic Center, Coretta Scott King talks of the resolution on minority women's rights that won the support of the National Women's Conference in 1977. The minority resolution, proposed by...More
November 21, 1977 Licence
American feminist and author Betty Friedan, a founder member of NOW (National Organisation of Women) and the author of 'The Feminine Mystique'.
January 01, 1970 Licence
American journalist, activist and feminist Gloria Steinem in her New York City apartment, 2nd November 1990.
November 02, 1990 Licence
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stands on the stage after accepting the party's nomination on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 28, 2016. Clinton became the...More
July 28, 2016 Licence
First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a yoga class during a visit to the Gwen Cherry Park NFL/YET Center on February 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida. The visit was part of a celebration around the fourth anniversary of Lets Move!, her...More
February 25, 2014 Licence
German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens during a news conference with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the German federal chancellory on July 18, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Yingluck, Thailand's first female prime minister, is...More
July 18, 2012 Licence
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, arrives at Panasonic Center Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Suu Kyi said on April 17 foreign investment in the newly democratizing nation is being held up by inadequate...More
April 18, 2013 Licence
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto poses for a photograph whilst on the Pakistani Peoples Party bus on her welcome home parade on October 18, 2007 in Karachi, Pakistan. Bhutto arrived back in her home country after eight...More
October 18, 2007 Licence
Mrs. Indira Gandhi in an argument with a critic of the Indian civil authorities.
November 01, 1962 Licence
Ilhan Omar, candidate for State Representative for District 60B in Minnesota, gives an acceptance speech on election night, November 8, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Omar, a refugee from Somalia, is the first Somali-American Muslim...More
November 08, 2016 Licence
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., right, prepares to take a picture in her Capitol office with Supreme Court Justices, from left, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor, before a reception, March 18, 2015....More
March 18, 2015 Licence
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses a rally in support of Social Security and Medicare on Capitol Hill September 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. The rally was organized by American United for Change, a liberal advocacy group founded to...More
September 18, 2014 Licence
Federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor makes remarks after being named by U.S. President Barack Obama as his choice to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court during an announcement in the East Room of the White House May 26,...More
May 26, 2009 Licence
US President Barack Obama, surrounded by lawmakers, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) Sen. Barbara Mikulski (C) D-MD, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (C-back) D-MD and Lilly Ledbetter (2nd R) signs the Lilly Ledbetter Fair...More
January 29, 2009 Licence
Amelia Earhart stands June 14, 1928 in front of her bi-plane called 'Friendship' in Newfoundland. Carlene Mendieta, who is trying to recreate Earhart's 1928 record as the first woman to fly across the US and back again, left Rye, NY on...More
June 14, 1928 Licence
Marie Curie (1867-1934) Polish-born French physicist, in 1925 with her daughter Irene Joliot-Curie (1897-1956), nuclear physicist, who worked as her mother's assistant at the Radium Institute, Paris, and who shared Nobel prize for...More
January 01, 1754 Licence
First woman in space Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is seen during a training session aboard a Vostok spacecraft simulator on January 17, 1964.
January 17, 1964 Licence
In this handout photo provided by NASA, astronaut Ann McClain (L), is interviewed live on social media by U.S. Chief Data Scientist at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy D. J. Patil (C), and White House Chief...More
October 03, 2016 Licence
In this handout provided by NASA, Expedition 50 NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson smiles as she listens to a reporter's question ahead of the final qualification exams with fellow crew mates Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and...More
October 25, 2016 Licence
Washington, DC On Tuesday, June 14, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, General Lori Robinson, NORAD and USNORTHCOM, gives remarks, at The White House Summit on The United State of Women.
June 14, 2016 Licence
Entertainer Beyonce performs onstage during 'The Formation World Tour' at the Rose Bowl on May 14, 2016 in Pasadena, California.
May 14, 2016 Licence
Oprah Winfrey poses with the Graduates at the inaugural graduation of the class of 2011 at Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls on January 14, 2012 in Henley on Klip, South Africa.
January 14, 2012 Licence
US actress Robin Wright poses for photographers on the red carpet ahead of the world premiere of the television series 'House of Cards - Season 3 Episode 1' in London on February 26, 2015.
February 26, 2015 Licence
Actress Emmy Rossum attends the Showtime celebration of the all-new seasons of 'Shameless,' 'House Of Lies' And 'Episodes' at Cecconi's Restaurant on January 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
January 05, 2015 Licence
Jamaican-born singer, fashion model and actress Grace Jones performs onstage during a 1981 concert at Lion Country Safari in Irvine, California. The androgynous Jones, a cult favorite among the gay and disco crowd, had a number of hits...More
January 01, 1981 Licence
Singer Ariana Grande performs onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
February 08, 2015 Licence
Emma Watson speaks at HeForShe 2nd Anniversary Reception at Museum of Modern Art on September 20, 2016 in New York City.
September 20, 2016 Licence
LIVE -- Episode 12 -- Aired -- Pictured: (l-r) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler during 'Weekend Update' skit on February 4, 2006
February 04, 2006 Licence
Author J.K. Rowling attends photocall ahead of her reading from 'The Casual Vacancy' at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on September 27, 2012 in London, England.
September 27, 2012 Licence
American photographer Annie Liebowitz at the National Portrait Gallery in London, circa 2005.
January 01, 2005 Licence
CNN Correspondent Christiane Amanpour covers the US-led peacekeeping operation in Mogadishu. From a tower she watches and smiles at Somali civilians crowding around the US Marines.
December 01, 1992 Licence
American actress Carrie Fisher on the set of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back directed by Irvin Kershner.
January 01, 1980 Licence
Malala Yousafzai waves to the crowd at a press conference at the Library of Birmingham after being announced as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on October 10, 2014 in Birmingham, England. The 17-year-old Pakistani campaigner, who...More
October 10, 2014 Licence
Serena Williams of The United States celebrates during The Ladies Singles Final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 9,...More
July 09, 2016 Licence
American tennis player Billie Jean Moffitt (later King) in action during a semi final in the women's singles championship at Wimbledon.
July 02, 1964 Licence
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Nature's Bakery Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hellmann's 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 22, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama.
October 22, 2016 Licence
Yusra Mardini of Syria during a training session at the Wasserfreunde Spandau 04 training pool Olympiapark Berlin on March 9, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
March 09, 2016 Licence
USA Kathrine Switzer (261) in action as BAA co-director Jock Semple attempts to tear off Switzer's bib during race on Union Street. Switzer's boyfriend Tom Miller (390) blocks Semple. Women were not officially included in the race...More
April 19, 1987 Licence
Ibtihaj Muhammad of the United States reacts against Sofya Velikaya of Russia during the Women's Sabre Team Semifinal 1 Russia vs United States at Carioca Arena 3 on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
August 13, 2016 Licence
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey of the United States holds an open workout for fans and media at Federation Square on November 12, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.
November 12, 2015 Licence
Martin Luther King Jr.