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Lucy Craft Laney (April 1854 – October was an early African American educator who was the first to establish a school for African American children in Augusta, Georgia. She was born in Macon, Georgia, to former slaves. American Children, African American Women, African Americans, Black History Facts, Black History Month, Kings & Queens, Hulk, African Diaspora, My Black Is Beautiful

Lucy Craft Laney - Wikipedia

Lucy Craft Laney (April 13, 1854 – October 24, 1933) was an early African American educator who was the first to establish a school for African American children in Augusta, Georgia. She was born in Macon, Georgia, to former slaves. Although it was illegal for blacks to read at the time of her birth, she was taught by a slave owner's sister, and by 1869 she was enrolled in Atlanta University. Enrollment in her first school in Macon was only 6; by 1928 it had grown to over 800 students.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American abolitionist, women's rights supporter, and social activist. Stanton organized the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention. She also created the Declaration of Sentiments. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Women Rights, Mean Girls, Great Women, Amazing Women, Beautiful Women, Declaration Of Sentiments, Photos Originales, Little Buddha

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Sandra Day O'Connor, erste Richterin am US Supreme Court Great Women, Amazing Women, Sandra Day O'connor, Famous Women, Famous People, Before Us, Aging Gracefully, Women In History, Powerful Women

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century - TIME

Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, there was just one woman cloaked in the black robe of the United States' highest court. Fulfilling a campaign promise to break that gender...

Gertrude Belle Elion American biochemist and pharmacologist who played a key role in developing the AIDS drug AZT, received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in She was the first woman to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Great Women, Amazing Women, Prix Nobel, Medical History, Badass Women, Interesting History, Before Us, Women In History, Famous Women

Gertrude Belle Elion (1918-1999) American biochemist and pharmacologist who played a key role in developing the AIDS drug AZT, receiving the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1988 together with two other researchers. She was the first woman to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who became a successful seamstress, civic activist and author in Washington, DC. She was best known as the personal modiste and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady. Black History Facts, Black History Month, Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, African American Women, African Americans, Native American, Thing 1, African American History

Elizabeth Keckley - Wikipedia

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was a former slave who became a successful seamstress, civic activist and author. She was best known as the personal modiste and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady. Keckley had moved to Washington in 1860 after buying her freedom. She created an independent business in the capital based on clients who were the wives of the government elite. Among them were Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis; and Mary Anna Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Lee.

 Susan La Flesche Picotte (June 1865 - September was the first . Susan La Flesche Picotte (June 1865 – September was the first American Indian w - Native American Women, Native American History, Native American Indians, European American, American Pride, We Are The World, Native Indian, Before Us, Women In History

Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte (June 17, 1865 - September 18, 1915) was the first American Indian woman to become a physician in the United States. Of Ponca, Iowa, French and Anglo-American descent, she grew up with her parents on the Omaha Reservation. She went to college at the Hampton Institute and got her medical degree at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP) in Philadelphia.

Years Ago Today: Shirley Chisholm Becomes the First Black Congresswoman 45 Years Ago Today (Nov. Shirley Chisholm Becomes the First Black Years Ago Today (Nov. Shirley Chisholm Becomes the First Black Congresswoman Black Power, Shirley Chisholm, Brave, By Any Means Necessary, My Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful People, Before Us, African American History, History Facts

1968: Shirley Chisholm Becomes The First Black Congresswoman

On this day in history, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress. On November 5th 1968, she was elected to represent New ...

"Portrait of pilot, Lady Mary Heath" by Sir John Lavery (Irish Irish Painters, Female Pilot, Glasgow School Of Art, Irish Art, Women In History, Art Education, Find Art, Oil On Canvas, Aviation

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"Eileen in Green" Think I have finally sorted out the mystery of this painting, after another query. The painting, called "The First Irish Pilot" is of Lavery's daughter Eileen who was married to the Master of Sempill, he a pilot she often his enthusiastic passenger (see "Sir John Lavery" by Kenneth McConkey, page 162). Another painting "'The First Flight to Dublin" also dates from this period (1926); the Irish Free State had bought five planes from the British and one of these was flown to…

assailed by Congress as "the grandmother of all Agitators," and hailed as "the miners angel" fought against child labor and for decent conditions, fair pay, and safety in the workplace. Great Women, Amazing Women, Mary Harris Jones, Mother Jones, Thing 1, Badass Women, Women In History, Strong Women, Paintings

120 Women Who Changed Our World

These change-makers prove it pays to dream big.

Julia Carolyn Child (born August 1912 – August was an American chef, author, and television personality. Julia Child joined the Office of Strategic Services & as a top secret researcher working directly for the head of OSS, General William J. Office Of Strategic Services, Johnson & Wales University, Tv Chefs, Women In History, Celebs, Celebrities, Strong Women, Amazing Women, Amazing People

Julia Child - Wikipedia

Julia Child August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, spy and television personality. She most recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public, and her subsequent television programs, The French Chef premiered in 1963. She was also a spy! In 1944 she was posted to Kandy, Ceylon, where her responsibilities included "registering, cataloging and channeling a great volume of highly classified communications" for the OSS's clandestine stations in Asia.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away from a stroke – she was I remember the Iron Lady – given that nicknam. Great Women, Amazing Women, Margareth Thatcher, The Iron Lady, Feminist Icons, President Ronald Reagan, Celebrity Deaths, British Prime Ministers, Famous Women

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century - TIME

A woman with high standards and a short temper, Margaret Thatcher was not known as Britain's Iron Lady for nothing. After becoming both a chemist and a barrister and having two children, in 1959...

Gloria Steinem Advocate for feminism and equal rights for women, active in promoting legislative rights for women, journalist, founder of Ms. Gloria Steinem, Wise Women, Strong Women, Great Women, Amazing Women, Transgender Community, Equal Rights, Women's Rights, Feminism

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century - TIME

When Hillary Clinton became the first viable female presidential candidate and the GOP countered with Sarah Palin, many women looked to Gloria Steinem to make sense of the dueling candidacies. Opining...