Baddest Mothers In History
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Meet Josephine Holloway, one of the first African American Girl Scout troop leaders who lobbied for the Girl Scouts to include African Americans.

Famous Girls Scouts who have made a difference - Josephine Holloway - African-American Troop Leader. She lobbied for African-Americans to be allowed to join the Girl Scouts.

Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester: When her convoy was ambushed in Iraq she repelled at least 30 insurgents. She was honored for her exceptional tactics and actions and became the first woman to earn the Silver Star for exceptional valor since World War II.

Leigh Ann Hester: When her convoy was ambushed in Iraq she repelled at least 30 insurgents. She was honored for her exceptional tactics and actions and became the first woman to earn the Silver Star Medal for exceptional valor since World War II.

Dandara was an Afro-Brazilian Woman, Warrior who lived in the 1600s. She was co-founder of Palmares, a run-away slave community (quilombo) that thrived for almost a century. Bravely she fought alongside Zumbi and others defending the freedom of her people and her community. Palmares was eventually overthrown by Dutch and Portuguese colonizers, but rather than return to slavery, Dandara took her own life as an act of resistance.

Dandara was an Afro-Brazilian Woman, Warrior who lived in the She was co-founder of Palmares, a run-away slave community (quilombo) that thrived for almost a century. Bravely she fought alongside Zumbi and others defending the freedom of her people

Rhoda Ray was born about 1824, a slave of John Ray. During the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Rhoda and her children first sought shelter in the cellar of the Ray house, then helped treat the wounded after the house was occupied as a Southern field hospital. Rhoda was freed in 1865 and moved to Springfield, Missouri, where she married John Jones. She “took in laundry” and he worked in a stone quarry. [Photo was taken at Springfield, circa 1897, but “Slave of GrandMother Ray” is written on the…

Rhoda Ray, born slave referred 2 as- “Aunt Rhoda”. During th Battle f Wilson’s Creek, Rhoda & hr children sought shelter in Ray house, then helped treat th wounded after th house was occupied as a Southern field hospital. She was freed in 1865

Rose Valland, who helped track and recover the art objects shipped through Paris during the Nazi invasion and occupation.

Monuments Men - Rose Valland, who helped track and recover the art objects shipped through Paris during the Nazi invasion and occupation. Thankful for this brave women

Biochemist Florence Barbara Seibert (1897-1991) developed the skin test for tuberculosis. After graduating from Goucher College, she worked as a chemist during World War I and then went to Yale University, where she earned a Ph.D. and made important discoveries about the ability of some bacteria to survive distillation techniques and therefore contaminate intravenous injections. During the 1930s, she taught at University of Pennsylvania and developed the tuberculosis skin reaction test,

Florence Barbara Seibert was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on October 1897 (d. August She was an American biochemist known for isolating a pure form of tuberculin used in the standard TB test. She is a member of the U. National Womens Hall of Fame.

Award-winning author Ann Petry was the first African American woman writer to attain best seller status in the United States. Though her writings were based in Harlem, Petry’s books were considered part of the Chicago Renaissance. Her themes often surrounded black urban life as a site of hopelessness. Petry’s first and most powerful novel, “The Street” won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, with book sales topping a million copies.

American beauty theme essay checklist American Beauty study guide contains a biography of Sam Mendes, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

Ceclia Payne-Gasposchkin. Discovered in 1925 that the universe consists mainly of Hydrogen which formed the basis of her PhD thesis, decribed by Otto Struve as "undoubtedly the most brilliant PhD thesis ever written in astronomy" Not a household name because Henry Norris Russell, the leading expert on stellar spectra, dismissed the young woman's thesis as "impossible", but four years later published a paper of his own announcing the exact same conclusions.

The woman who stabbed the gods in the eye

Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin (May 1900 – December was a British-American astronomer and astrophysicist who, in proposed in her Ph. thesis an explanation for the composition of stars in terms of the relative abundances of hydrogen and helium.

Milunka Savić (Serbian: Милунка Савић, 1888 – 5 October 1973) was a Serbian war heroine who fought in the Balkan Wars and in the First World War. She is recognised as the most-decorated female combatant in the entire history of warfare. She was wounded no fewer than nine times during her term-of-service.

Miilunka Savic, Serbian WWI heroine, the most decorated female combatant in the entire history of warfare.

Crystal Lee Sutton: Sutton (a mother of three) earned a paltry $2.65 an hour and endured awful conditions, so she worked to unite her fellow employees for better representation. The company fired her and had police escort her out, but within a year the plant was unionized. Her story was turned into the 1979 Sally Field movie Norma Rae

Crystal Lee Sutton, worked to Unionize J. Stevens Textiles (+ multiple women who worked hard to achieve progress in aggressive industries.

July 16, 1932: Louise Stokes, eighteen, and Tidye Pickett (above), nineteen, are the first African American women to earn Olympic berths on the U.S. women’s track team with strong performances at the Olympic trials held in Evanston, Illinois. The U.S. Olympic committee will replace the two with white women who had run slower times during the trials.

July Louise Stokes & Tidye Pickett are the first African American women to earn Olympic berths on the U. women’s track team. Olympic committee will replace the two with white women who had run slower times during the trials.

The great slogan “¡No pasarán!” ("They shall not pass!") came from Isidora Dolores Ibárruri Gómez, one of the most dynamic orators of the 20th century and marxist theorist. She was a Basque Republican leader who fought Franco's Fascists, was jailed repeatedly, and barely escaped execution. She was 44 when she fled Spain after the Civil War; on her return at 81 was elected to the national assembly. When she died at 93, thousands mobbed her funeral.

Dolores Ibarruri/ "La pasionaria"Isidora Dolores Ibárruri Gómez December 1895 – 12 November — known as "La Pasionaria" (Spanish, "the Passionflower") — was a Spanish Republican leader of the Spanish Civil War and communist politician of Basque origin.

Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750-1848) Discovered eight comets; first woman to be paid as a scientist; and the first woman to be awarded the Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society.

Caroline Lucretia Herschel Discovered eight comets; first woman to be paid as a scientist; and the first woman to be awarded the Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society.

Sybil Ludington (April 5, 1761 – February 26, 1839) was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War who is famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777 to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British. Her action was similar to that performed by Paul Revere, though she rode more than twice the distance of Revere and was only 16 years old at the time of her action.  Wikipedia

Sybil Ludington, a 16 year old girl who rode twice as far miles) as Paul Revere to gather militia & warn the British were coming.

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