Linda Nochlin (1931) is an American art historian, university professor and writer. She is considered to be a leader in feminist art history studies. She is best known as a proponent of the question "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?"Nochlin was born in New York. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Vassar College, an M.A. in English from Columbia University, and her Ph.D in the history of art from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in 1963.
In 1963, Chien-shiung Wu (1912-1997), professor of physics at Columbia University, was already considered one of the world's foremost experimental physicists. Her team's experiments had confirmed the theory of sub-atomic behavior known as "weak interaction
Gerda Lerner (April 30, 1920 – January 2, 2013) was a historian, author, and professor. Lerner was one of the founders of the field of women's history, and was a former president of the Organization of American Historians. She played a key role in the development of women's history curricula. She taught what is considered to be the first women's history course in the world at the New School for Social Research in 1963.
Sylvia Plath was one of the most dynamic and admired poets of the twentieth century. By the time she took her life at the age of thirty, Plath already had a following in the literary community. Plath’s poetry is often associated with the Confessional movement. Often, her work is singled out for the intense coupling of its violent or disturbed imagery and its playful use of alliteration and rhyme. She was the first poet to posthumously win a Pulitzer Prize.