1940-1949 (Women)
1941
Rosie the Riveter

A massive government and industry media campaign persuades women to take jobs during World War II. 7 Million Women respond to becoming industrial “Rosie the Riveters” and over 400,000 join the military.

1944
Maggie Gee

One of two WW2 Chinese American women pilots, Maggie Gee receives her flight license and joins the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots.

1946
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) established to promote, report on, and monitor issues relating to the political, economic, civil, social, and educational rights of women. A unique official structure, it  drew attention to women’s concerns and leadership within the UN.

1947
Dr. Dorothy Height

Dr. Dorothy Height elected 10th president of Delta Sigma Theta- an African American Sorority. Joins Civil Rights activists.