Elizabeth Bruyn (sitting in the back of a horse drawn ambulance) was an ambulance surgeon in New York City in the early On her first day at work in she saved the life of an 18 month old baby who had been overcome by gas from a leak in an apartment.
Florence Evelyn Nesbit (December 1884 – January known professionally as Evelyn Nesbit, was a popular American chorus girl and artists' model whose liaison with renowned architect Stanford White immortalized her as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing".
MARGARET TOBIN BROWN aka "The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Titanic survivor, the only woman to row a lifeboat to safety, fiercely argued w/ the quartermaster Robert Hitchens to rescue people in the water. When he refused she threatened to throw him overboard)
Helen Keller and Alexander Graham Bell. This is a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher when Helen was a child.
And there are plenty who would bring back this idiotic prejudice. Dorothy Counts - The First Black Girl To Attend An All White School In The United States - Being Teased And Taunted By Her White Male Peers At Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School, 1957
Soul Surfer: Bethany Hamilton is amazing. At the age of she survived a shark attack in which she lost her left arm. She was able to overcome the serious and debilitating injury and made an amazing comeback to her dream of professional surfing.
Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan--What a wise woman.and yet without the help of Anne Sullivan, no one would've known. “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.