National Women’s History Month

Do either of these two places look familiar? Well, to wrap up the end of March and National Women’s History month, we wanted to highlight some of the influential women in Philadelphia– many of whom parks, playgrounds and recreation centers are named after. For more information on which locations are named after who, and how they served in Philadelphia, click here to find out more.


Here are a few more women who fought for rights in Philadelphia, as history shares.

Lucretia Mott was heavily involved in the abolition movement.

Alice Paul was heavily involved in the Women’s Suffrage.

Fanny Jackson Coppin raised standards for African-American education.


To read more about these women’s stories in Philadelphia, click here.