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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is gravely ill, according to multiple reports

She is reportedly in Detroit

‘Where are the women?’: A new Virginia monument will honor 12 women in metal and stone

The statues are already generating controversy

Two decades after she betrayed Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp wishes she did more to bring down Bill Clinton

Tripp gave her first public speech in 18 years

Mary Wilkins Ellis, wartime volunteer who flew Spitfires, dies at 101

‘They just could not believe women could fly these aeroplanes’

Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, whose research led to internment reparations, dies at 93

‘We must learn to tell it as it happened’

Who was Pamela Colman Smith? The ‘mystic’ woman behind the Rider-Waite tarot deck

Discovering the woman who brought tarot into the modern age

‘Help us quick’: Dozens heard Amelia Earhart’s final pleas on the radio, researchers say

The radio messages form a historical record, TIGHAR says

How a historian turned artist discovered it’s never too late to start over

Nell Painter went back to school at 64

‘The witch of Wall Street,’ NYC’s ‘Rosa Parks’ and an abortion provider: Exhibit shows New York women who made history

Some may sound familiar, but many of the women are not as well-known

On Ida B. Wells’s birthday, a decade-long campaign to create a monument in her name met its $300,000 goal

Wells was a legendary journalist and activist who died in 1931