As a feminist icon, Gloria Steinem has transformed the role of women in American society.
She first gained prominence as a journalist — when she went undercover as a Playboy Bunny to investigate the real lives of the women inhabiting that role in Hugh Hefner’s burgeoning empire. Then she became one of the founders of Ms. Magazine and soon her feminist activism brought her international notoriety.
Gloria Steinem’s family tree stretches all the way back to the Colonial Pennsylvania — more than five decades before the American Revolution.
Roll over each branch of Gloria Steinem’s interactive family tree to view images from the series and learn more about her genealogical journey.