The first female justice appointed to the US Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor was trendsetting long before 1981. While serving as a state senator in Arizona, her Republican colleagues chose her as majority leader--the first woman in the country to hold that position. We look back on her childhood on an Arizona ranch, education at Stanford University, and early days of public service, and learn why her "swing vote" helped her become one of the most powerful women in America.
Check out BIO’s original video series, American Freedom Stories, about the historic events of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, and the leaders and everyday heroes who fought to make racial equality a reality. Watch videos.
The Emmy Award-winning Education Department of A&E Television Networks develops educational resources for teachers. Check out some fascinating BIO BLOG articles by the education team.
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