Lise Meitner was an Austrian born physicist who studied radioactivity and nuclear physics. Her deepest motivation was to pursue truth through scientific investigation for the benefit of humanity/ she deserves credit for her formulation of the theory which led to an understanding of how to unlock the energy within the atom. She was one of the pioneers of the atomic energy age, but she refused to join the Manhattan Project because, given her moral convictions, she did not wish to work on a bomb.
Jackie Ormes (1911-1985) was the first nationally syndicated African-American female cartoonist. She started as an editor for a weekly African American newspaper called the Pittsburgh Courier, and in 1937 the paper began publishing her Torchy Brown comics.
Teresa Graves spent a memorable season as a cast member of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1969-70). After a highly successful 1974 TV movie, Get Christie Love!, she reprised the role in a weekly series (1974-75, ABC), becoming the first African American woman to star in her own hour-long TV drama series.
Currently on display at the FDR Library in New York are the contents of Eleanor Roosevelt's wallet. One item of interest is Eleanor’s 1957 ‘License to Carry a Pistol.’ The First Lady, who was known to be fiercely independent, struck a deal with the Secret Service that she would agree to carry a firearm if they would agree to let her travel unaccompanied by car.