11 Female Superstars We're Honoring for Women's History Month
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First American Woman In Space June 18, 1983 Sally Ride (1951-2012), physicist and astronaut, became the first woman in space on Challenger for the STS-7 mission. Ride also holds the record for being the youngest American in space at age 32.
The Legacy of Sally Ride, The First American Woman in Space - She was a pioneer who excelled in a field dominated by men and amidst a culture where gender stereotypes were prevalent. She passed away this week (July 23, 2012)
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space. For other stories of female firsts, check out these biographies and memoirs.
Sally Ride - American physicist and former NASA astronaut. On June 18, 1983 Sally Ride became the first American woman in space when she blasted off from Cape Canaveral on board the Space Shuttle Challenger. She was 32 at the time, which also made her the youngest American ever to go into space.
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as a crew member on Space Shuttle Challenger for STS-7
1983: Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space June 18, during the second flight, STS-7, of the space shuttle Challenger.
On June 18, 1983 Sally Ride became the first female American astronaut in space, and the first female astronaut on a Shuttle mission (STS-7). She remains the youngest American female astronaut to go into space. Learn more about Sally Ride and leave a note of admiration on her memorial site. Sally-Ride.AnHonoredLife.com
Sally Ride - American physicist and former NASA astronaut. On June 18, 1983 Ride became the first American woman in space on board the Space Shuttle Challenger.
So sad; what a loss. :-( "Sally Ride, the first American woman to journey into space, died on Monday [7/23/2012] after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her foundation announced. She was 61. Ride first launched into space in 1983 aboard the Challenger shuttle, taking part in the seventh mission of US space shuttle program. US President Barack Obama called her a 'national hero and a powerful role model' who 'inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars.' "
11 Female Superstars We're Honoring for Women's History Month
The Most Influential Reformer You've Never Heard of: Hannah More
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The Most Influential Reformer You've Never Heard of: Hannah More " . "How I hate the little narrowing names of Arminian and Calvinist," she wrote. Because it was so divisive, she even shunned the label "Evangelical" – an impulse quite familiar today."
The Most Influential Reformer You've Never Heard of-- Hannah More
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An educator, an activist, and a woman who fought to end slavery and for the rights of women – Susan B. Anthony is the perfect inspiration for a Celia Grace Wedding dress that helps women around the world. Here at Celia Grace we don’t talk to brides about slavery much (how depressing) but fighting human trafficking is a (quiet) but important part of what we do #WomenWhoInspire
Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. She was co-founder of the first Women's Temperance Movement with Elizabeth Cady Stanton as President. She also co-founded the women's rights journal, The Revolution.
Susan Brownell Anthony (1820 – 1906), an American civil rights leader and feminist who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States.
Susan B. Anthony’s court trial began June 17, 1873; she had been arrested for voting in the previous November’s election. Although the trial would lead to a conviction, Anthony refused to pay the fine she was sentenced to. Authorities decided not to pursue further legal action.
Women today can thank Susan B. Anthony for the right to vote. Struggling to survive during her own financial hardship, Anthony became the founder of the National Womn's Sufferage Association in 1869.
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Helen Keller: Because she overcame and succeeded!
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Helen Keller (1880-1968) - American author and activist. First deafblind person to earn a B.A. degree. "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, but must be felt with the heart" ~ Helen Keller
Helen Keller - American Author, Political Activist, Lecturer - First Deaf/Blind Person To Earn A Bachelor Of Arts Degree
Helen Keller was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, and socialism. She is remembered as an advocate for people with disabilities, a suffragist, a pacifist, and a birth control supporter.
“The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.” ---HELEN KELLER
Helen Keller - possibly the most famous deaf-blind individual.
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Diana Nyad: For never giving up on a dream! #swim
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She is such an inspiration! Diana Nyad gestures as she is about to jump into the water off Havana on 31 August 2013
I made this today on #roflbot after watching #DianaNyad #TEDTalk. She's for sure not only my newest #hero but #girlcrush. I got her "7 Day Inspirational Restart" for free on her website - http://www.diananyad.com/ - this was part of today's "Inspiration"
"One is, we should never, ever give up. Two is, you're never too old to chase your dream. Three is, it looks like a solitary sport, but it is a team." Diana Nyad
Diana Nyad gestures as she is about to jump into the water off Havana on 31 August 2013.....AND SHE DID IT!!! What a supreme woman who is an inspiration to all women, to all human-kind, enhanced meaning to Dori's "Keep swimming!" Never give up! Never! Thank You For sharing such determination!!! Congratulations!!!
"Find a way. " Diana Nyad (after Nyad reacher her lifelong goal of swimming from Cuba to Florida at age 64.
On Fifth Try, Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim : NPR Sept 2 2013 WAY TO GO DIANA!!!!!!!
On August 31, 2013, Diana Nyad gestures as she is about to jump into the water in Havana, Cuba to begin her long distance swim to the Florida Keys without a shark cage. The 64 yr. old Nyad successfully reached her destination on Monday, September 2nd, after a 53-hour swim through the Straits of Florida.This was her fifth attempt, starting this quest when she was 29. Arriving on shore, she is quoted as saying, "You are never too old to chase your dreams."
Diana Nyad finishes swim from Cuba to Florida on fifth try #BeFearless
Diana Nyad completes historic swim from Cuba to Florida - CBS News
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Black Women Athletes — History.com Photo Galleries Gold Medal: Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994) crossing the finish line to win one of her three gold medals at the 1960 Olympic Games
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Clare Booth Luce: Served as an editor at Vanity Fair. Wrote the hit play The Women in 1936. Wrote Europe in the Spring, a best-selling nonfiction book about pre-World War II Europe, in 1940. Served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1943 to 1947. Served as ambassador to Italy from 1953 to 1956. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.
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Censorship, like charity, should begin at home: but unlike charity, it should end there. - Clare Booth Luce
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Phyllis Schlafly: For always standing strong on principle and leading the way as a conservative women.
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WND's "The Most Important Woman in the Last 100 Years" award goes to attorney, author, and activist Phyllis Schlafly.
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Rosa Parks: Because She Would Not Give In
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Rosa Park's planned refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man indirectly led to some of the most significant civil rights legislation of American history. She sought to play down her role in the civil rights struggle but for her peaceful and dignified campaigning she became one of the most well respected figures in the civil rights movements. @Kathleen Heiser via Barbara Alexander
Rosa Parks #mugshot December 1 1955, she refuses to give up her seat for a white passenger, leading to her arrest and sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. For many, this day was a symbolic start for the civil rights movement.
#24 " It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn't feel like obeying his demand. I was quite tired after spending a full day working. " -Rosa Parks This woman is the true hero of the civil rights movement.
Rosa Parks became a well respected figurehead of the American civil rights movement. Rosa showed what ordinary people can do when they stick fast to their beliefs in testing conditions. #Inspiring #RosaParks
Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress later called “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement”.
Rosa Parks, December 1, 1955, a black seamstress, is arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a boarding white passenger as required by Montgomery city ordinance. Her action prompted the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott and earned her a place in history as “mother of the civil rights movement.” Ms. Parks was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor in August 2000.
Rosa Parks (1913-2005) On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Parks' civil disobedience had the effect of sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.
Rosa Parks. African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement". Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, becoming an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and becoming an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.
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Julia Child: A Pioneer in Her World. Take the lead, ladies!
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Julia Child was an American spy during WWII for the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to CIA). - Julia Child photos - Google Search
In love with my #blogcrush @Pat Bolton Seconds favorite quote by Julia Childs. Check out more of Melissa's faves on Not Merely Living today.
Julia Child ” The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook!” ;9
۞ Julia Carolyn Child, 1912–2004, born Julia Carolyn McWilliams in Pasadena, California, was an American Chef/Author/Television Personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef. In 2004, Julia Child died of kidney failure two days before her 92nd birthday in Montecito, California.
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HUMANOID HISTORY : Photo "I’ve discovered that half the people would love to go into space and there’s no need to explain it to them. The other half can’t understand and I couldn’t explain it to them. If someone doesn’t know why, I can’t explain it.” —Sally Ride
Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut in space. She beat out thousands of female candidates for the position.
Sally Ride: The celebrity-shy, first US woman in space. Sally Ride was very private, but she inspired a generation of female scientists with her historic shuttle flight in 1983. Sally Ride, a physicist, proved that women could be equal partners with men in space.
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We were saddened to hear that Sally Ride, the first American female to go into space, has passed away. Sally was certainly an innovator in the aviation community, as she was credited with helping develop the robot arm used by space shuttle crews to deploy and retrieve satellites.
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Eleanor Roosevelt & Shirley Temple! The First Lady was certainly and example to follow!
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Shirley Temple and Eleanor Roosevelt In her later life, Shirley Temple Black became deeply involved in Republican politics. In 1967 she ran for Congress against California Rep Pete McCloskey. She lost but was appointed by Republicans to numerous political posts. In 1969, President Nixon appointed her as a delegate to the UN. In 1974, President Ford appointed her as the US Ambassador to Ghana. She served as ambassador to Czechoslovakia under George H.W. Bush.
awesome people hanging out together. Eleanor Roosevelt and Shirley Temple, 1938
FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT and Shirley Temple. -- July 1938
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Corrie Ten Boom: One of the most courageous, inspiring women in history.
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#CorrietenBoom- along with her family, Corrie helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. Corrie and her sister Betsie were sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp, where Betsie died. Corrie wrote many books, preached around the world, speaking passionately about her faith in God and the power of forgiveness. Her autobiography, The Hiding Place is amazing!
“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” -Corrie Ten Boom (an amazing woman, Holocaust survivor - author of many books including "The Hiding Place.")
Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom was a Dutch Christian. Along with her father and other family members, Corrie helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II and wrote her most famous book "The Hiding Place" about the adventure. “When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” - Corrie ten Boom
Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch Christian, who hid Jews during the Holocaust. She was later arrested and sent to a concentration camp. She survived to write about it in The Hiding Place (her sister Betsy did not).
Corrie Ten Boom (1892-1983): "You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have." Corrie and her family, Dutch Christians, hid many Jewish people during World War II. For doing this, she, her sister, father and a nephew were sent to concentration camps. Only Corrie emerged alive. Author of "The Hiding Place"
“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” -Corrie Ten Boom Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom (Amsterdam, The Netherlands April 15, 1892 – Orange, California, April 15, 1983) was a Dutch Christian, who with her father and other family members helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. Her clock-maker family was arrested due to an informant in 1944, from the movie The Hiding Place.
Corrie ten Boom (4/15/1892-4/15/1983) a Dutch Christian who with her family helped many Jews escape the Nazis during WWarII. Her family was arrested in 1944 & her father died 10 days later at Scheveningen prison where they were first held. Corrie & her sister Betsie were sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp where only Corrie survived. She wrote 8 books & spoke frequently about her experiences. Her autobiography The Hiding Place (1971) was also adapted as a film of the same name 2 years later.
Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom (Amsterdam, April 15, 1892 – Orange, California, April 15, 1983) was a Dutch Christian, who with her father and other family members helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. Her family was arrested due to an informant in 1944, and her father died 10 days later at Scheveningen prison where they were first held. A sister, brother and nephew were released, but Corrie and her sister Betsie were sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp, where only Corrie survived. Ten Boom wrote numerous books and spoke frequently in the postwar years about her experiences. She aided Holocaust survivors. She wrote an autobiography, The Hiding Place (1971), about her experiences.
Amelia Earhart: New evidence tells of her last days on a Pacific atoll (+video)
Amelia Earhart -- ladies, take note!