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J. K. Rowling - By the Book - NYTimes.com | The author of Harry Potter and, now, “The Casual Vacancy,” says her favorite literary character is Jo March: “It is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called Jo. (click through for full interview)

"I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves." -- Harriet Tubman

Ethel Waters. She was one of the first women to be a big star in both black and white vaudeville; One of the first (if not the first) black women to sing on radio; Only major black actor in Irving Berlin’s “As Thousands Cheer,” Broadway show; First black women to star in a Broadway drama “Mamba’s Daughters”. First black woman to TV sitcom, “Beulah,”,1950. Nominated for an Academy Award (in “Pinky”); Wrote two volumes of autobiography (“His Eye Is on the Sparrow” and “To Me It’s ­Wonderful”).

1917 Katherine McCormick, first female biology graduate from MIT and millionaire philanthropist, aligns with Margaret Sanger and smuggles diaphragms into the US. Unlike condoms, diaphragms put control of fertility in women’s hands. Later she funds research that leads to the pill.

Miriam Makeba-I have one of her albums-she had such a marvelous voice!! It doesn't matter that I can't understand the words...the music says it all!