A Quick Guide to Each Iconic Woman Portrayed on Mrs. America
Bolstered with a groovy vintage wardrobe and stellar cast, Mrs. America holds nothing back when it comes to the nuances of the women's liberation movement in the '70s. The miniseries focuses on Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly, the pro-family conservative activist who lobbied against the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. With an eye on the feminist icons of the time, the story also teases out the tensions within the women's liberation movement and reveals the shortcomings of white feminism. So undoubtedly, Mrs. America spotlights legendary female leaders whose legacies still impact us today. Ahead, we've broken down a few accomplishments (the list was hard to narrow down!) about each major woman on the show, which premieres on Apr. 21 on Fox Showcase, and her indelible marks on history as we know it.