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"African slave in Brazil" her hair is gorgeous!

Harriet Jacobs: Escaped slave, author, abolitionist, Civil War relief worker, reformer. Friends later convinced her to write an account of her life as a slave. The book, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, was one of the first open discussions about the sexual harassment and abuse endured by slave women -- a topic that even made many abolitionists uncomfortable.

"African slave in Brazil" also labeled as "Girl from Salvador 1869" on wiki.healthhaven.... via FlyGirls

MY NAME IS MISS MAGGIE WALKER The daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank. She also founded a newspaper and a department store called “Saint Luke’s Emporium.”

Vintage strong woman

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. HOW could we let this happen???

Women Coal Miners, 1890

Lovely shot inside a small glasshouse in 1909 ( “Miss Round”)

Comanche Woman and Child by Wisconsin Historical Images, via Flickr