Kallirhoe Parren (1861–1940) was a Greek feminist, journalist and writer.She launched the feminist movement with the founding of a newspaper in 1887. Her paper promoted women writers and recovered women's history. She founded the Lyceum of Greek Women in 1911 and successfully lobbied for women's admittance to the University of Athens. She wrote A History of Greek Women from 1650 to 1860. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-y6iA2yUiI, http://www.lykeionellinidon.gr/lyceumportal/default.aspx
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Votes for women: As the founder of the Women's Social and Political Union, Emmeline Pankhurst's name has also gone down in history but her great-granddaughter said the efforts of other women should not be forgotten
Ida B. Wells-Barnett, was an African-American journalist who was an early civil rights leader, and active in the women's suffrage movement, fighting for Black - Women' suffrage.
Louisa May Alcott is widely known as the writer of Little Women, a self reflective children’s book published in 1868. The success of this book led to other books based on Alcott’s life such as Little Men and Jo’s Boys. Louisa’s success as a writer allowed her to support her sisters and parents. (via Women’s Rights | Emerson - Living Legacy)
The extraordinary Greek Admiral Laskarina Bouboulina, (11 May 1771 – 22 May 1825) was a Greek naval commander, heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821, and posthumously an Admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy. Capsule bio at "The History Bucket".
Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) Professor Donald Kagan explains why people should study the ancient Greeks. He argues that the Greeks are worthy of our study not only because of their vast achievements and contributions to Western civilization (such as in the fields of science, law, and politics) but also because they offer a...
The Greek Way is one of my faves not so much because of the book itself, although it was a great read, but because of the doors opened into other avenues. Edith Hamilton presents Greek history in a way that really inspires further investigation into that subject, Greek and English plays and beyond!!
Angelos Sikelianos was a Greek lyric poet and playwright. He wrote on national history, religious symbolism, and universal harmony in poems such as The Light-Shadowed, Prologue to Life, Mother of God, and Delphic Utterance. His plays include Sibylla, Daedalus in Crete, Christ in Rome, The Death of Digenis, and Asklepius. He was the first twentieth-century Greek poet being candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature
Ο ΡΩΜΗΟΣ - Εφημερίς που την γράφει ο Σουρής" (The Greek - newspaper written by Souris) satirical newspaper written by the poet Georgios Souris, issue Nr. 1232 of 10th November, 1912, with poems dedicated to the liberation by the Greek Army of the town of Thessaloniki and Mount Athos from the Turks
Elia Kazan born Elias Kazantzoglou, Greek: Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου; September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history".He was born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire, to ethnic Greek parents.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHN2SbtrFoo
In Kalamata in August, 1821, three issues of the newspaper “Salpinx Elliniki” (“Greek Bugle”) were published, the first newspaper printed and distributed in liberated Greece. Dimitris Ypsilantis had appointed Theoklitos Farmakidis as its “supervisor and publisher”.