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Women's History Month: Heinz History Center celebrating Pittsburgh women on FOX 53

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During Women's History Month, FOX 53 is partnering with the Senator John Heinz History Center to celebrate extraordinary Pittsburgh women and their accomplishments.

PITTSBURGH -- During Women's History Month, FOX 53 is partnering with the Senator John Heinz History Center to celebrate extraordinary Pittsburgh women and their accomplishments.

From innovators to civil rights trailblazers to sports legends, women's history stories are on display throughout the museum year round.

Senior curator Leslie Przybylek recently appeared on FOX 53 to highlight some of the many amazing women who have changed the world from right here in Pittsburgh.

In these segments, Przybylek features pilot Helen Richey, American suffragist and civil rights activist Daisy Lampkin, silent film actress, screenwriter, producer and director Lois Weber, writer Bessie Bramble (Elizabeth Angus Wade) and jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams.

For more information and to learn about many other pioneering Pittsburgh women, visit the Heinz History Center's "Women Forging The Way" blog.

All images and information, courtesy of the Senator John Heinz History Center.

HELEN RICHEY: PIONEERING FEMALE AVIATOR (MCKEESPORT)

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DAISY LAMPKIN: AMERICAN SUFFRAGIST AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST (HILL DISTRICT)

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LOIS WEBER: ACTRESS, SCREENWRITER, PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR (ALLEGHENY CITY)

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BESSIE BRAMBLE (ELIZABETH ANGUS WADE): WRITER (PITTSBURGH)

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MARY LOU WILLIAMS: JAZZ PIANIST (EAST LIBERTY)

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More of these stories of Western Pennsylvania's pioneering women can be found at the Senator John Heinz History Center.

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