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"In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish friend into her Berlin apartment to hide him from the Nazis. It was the time when the last Jews were supposed to be 'cleansed' out of Berlin. Since Hans had ingeniously faked his own suicide, he was registered as dead, and for a long while, no suspicion fell on Maria; until one day..." Read the rest of the story at the link.

Educator and abolitionist Lucy Ann Stanton, class of 1850, was the first black woman to earn a bachelor's degree in the United States.

Harlem Renaissance Librarian: The Biography of Regina Anderson Andrews (1901-1993), the first African American Supervising Librarian in the New York Public Library system.

Vivien T. Thomas. In 1944, Hopkins' surgery chief, Alfred Blalock, successfully operated on the heart of a 9-pound child, a "blue baby." Medical experts believed cardiac surgery was impossible. As Blalock prepared to make his historic incision, he looked around the operating room and asked, "Where's Vivien?" Blalock would not begin until Thomas, stationed on a stool behind his right shoulder, was there to guide Blalock through procedures. Prejudice long kept Thomas' crucial role unacknowledged.

"Mae Jemison Became 1st Black Woman To Fly In To Space in 1992. Jemison fulfilled a lifelong dream she held ever since she was a small girl in Chicago by becoming the first African-American woman to fly into space. She graduated in 1977 with a dual degree in chemical engineering and African-American Studies, Jemison later obtained a Doctor of Medicine in 1981 from Cornell University and travelled to developing countries to provide primary care."

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