Women's History Month Superstars
March is Women's History and we want to honor those women who've made a difference! #women
Women's History Month Superstars
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Sally Ride in 1984 BornSally Kristen Ride (1951-05-26)May 26, 1951 Encino, California, U.S. DiedJuly 23, 2012(2012-07-23) (aged 61) La Jolla, California, U.S. Cause of deathPancreatic cancer NationalityAmerican EducationBS Physics / BA English – Stanford University MS Physics – Stanford University Ph.D. Physics – Stanford University OccupationPhysicist Ride remains the youngest American astronaut to be launched into space.
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.' "
Sally Ride • An inspiration to young women
This day in News History: June 18, 1983: Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
We are terribly saddened to hear Sally Ride died today 23/7/12 age 61, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. As the first American woman to travel into space, Sally was a national hero and a powerful role model to women everywhere. "Sally Ride broke barriers with grace and professionalism – and literally changed the face of America’s space program,".The nation has lost one of its finest leaders, teachers and explorers.She inspired. She will be missed, but her star will always shine brightly."
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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
Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) 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, who died 14 years before passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, was honored as the first real (non-all...
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Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) 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, who died 14 years before passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, was honored as the first real (non-allegorical) American woman on circulating U.S. coinage with her appearance on the Susan B. Anthony dollar. The coin was minted for only four years, 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1999. She was featured on a 3¢ U.S. commemorative stamp in 1936 and a 50¢ Liberty Issue regular issue stamp on August 25, 1955.
Helen Keller: Because she overcame and succeeded!
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Helen Keller - USA - 1915: 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. #womens #history #disabled #women in #politics
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. ~Helen Keller Hellen Keller you are awesome!!!
Helen Keller. She was born in the same area as me and changed the world for the blind and deaf.
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Mother Theresa: Because she was the picture of service, love and grace.
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Conspiracy of Hope: Mother Teresa In Her Own Words.
Diana Nyad: For never giving up on a dream! #swim
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Diana Nyad completes historic swim from Cuba to Florida - CBS News
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"
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."
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Wilma Rudolph Winning Gold Medal - Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994) crossing the finish line to win one of her three gold medals at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. Rudolph was the first American woman to win three track-and-field gold medals in a single olympics.
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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.
Phyllis Schlafly with Congressman Henry Hyde at the 1980 Republican National Convention
Rosa Parks: Because She Would Not Give In
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BV- This pin will be beneficial because it gives a quick synopses of key people in history. For example, Rosa Parks was one of many women during the Civil Rights Movement who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. This lists shows several people who were involved in the movement.
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus spurred a city-wide boycott. The city of Montgomery had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses. Rosa Parks received many accolades during her lifetime, including the NAACP's highest award.
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Most historians date the beginning of the modern civil rights movement in the United States to December 1, 1955. That was the day when an unknown seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. This brave woman, Rosa Parks, was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, but her lonely act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere
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Julia Child: A Pioneer in Her World. Take the lead, ladies!
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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.
Yes my boys! You may need to know how to cook for your own children one day and you will also want to teach them how. :)
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Sally Ride's death has brought to light a less-reported fact about the first American woman in space: her long-time relationship with female partner Tam O'Shaughnessy. Sally's sister said in an interview, "The pancreatic cancer community is going to be absolutely thrilled that there's now this advocate that they didn't know about. And I hope the GLBT community feels the same. I hope it makes it easier for kids growing up gay that they know that another one of their heroes was like them."
Sally Ride, American Hero: This Is What a Lesbian Looks Like
July 23, 2012 - Sally Ride, first US woman in space, dies at 61: Ride died at her home in the San Diego suburb of La Jolla, said Terry McEntee, a spokeswoman for her company, Sally Ride Science. She was a private person and the details of her illness were kept to just a few people, she said. Ride rode into space on the space shuttle Challenger in 1983 when she was 32. After her flight, more than 42 other American women flew in space, NASA said. "Sally was a national hero and a powerful...
Sally Ride: The celebrity-shy, first US woman in space (+video)
Eleanor Roosevelt & Shirley Temple! The First Lady was certainly and example to follow!
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a big fan: “…as long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right. When the spirit of the people is lower than at any other time during this Depression, it is a splendid thing that for just 15 cents, an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles.” So was First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Shirley Temple in July 1938
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.
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Shirley Temple Black's American Legacy
Corrie Ten Boom: One of the most courageous, inspiring women in history.
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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.
Corrie ten Boom An inspiring Dutch Christian who was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp with other family members, some who perished... Estimated that her family saved 800 people.
Christian hero of the Holocaust, Corrie ten Boom. Hid Jews in her home in Holland, was ultimately imprisoned in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Read the book- The Hiding Place.
#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!
Corrie Ten Boom. Holocaust survivor - such an inspiring life. Wrote 1971 book “The Hiding Place," which was later made into a movie.
Amelia Earhart: New evidence tells of her last days on a Pacific atoll (+video)
Amelia Earhart -- ladies, take note!