On This Day In Women's History: May 3rd

As Gloria Steinem said, "Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history."

MAKERS wants to fill in that gap little by little. We'll start with looking back one day at a time with Today In Women's History.

Learn who the first woman appointed director of the U.S. Mint by President Franklin Roosevelt was, which author won a Pulitzer Prize for her famous novel, when the first female prime minister of Israel took office, and who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the "Mother of the Movement."


Born Today 1898:   The fourth prime minister of Israel, Golda Meir.   Photo Credit: Harry Dempster/Express/Getty Images

On This Day 1937:   Margaret Mitchell wins a Pulitzer Prize for her novel Gone with the Wind.   Photo Credit: Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images  

On This Day 1933:   Nellie Tayloe Ross takes office as the first female Director of the U.S. Mint, appointed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She continued as director of the Mint until 1953.   Photo Credit: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress) [Public domain]

Born Today 1898:   Grandmother of the American Civil Rights Movement” or as Martin Luther King, Jr. commonly referred her “The Mother of the Movement,” Septima Clark.   Photo Credit: College of Charleston