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Check out this blog post about Viola Gentry, one of the early female pilots to pave the way for future women who wished to take to the sky!

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Viola Gentry, the “Flying Cashier”

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A great woman…

Rita Levi Montalcini: Nobel prize winner. Amazing lady!

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A great woman... - The Meta Picture

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MISS MAGGIE WALKER The daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank.

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In pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now

"Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now" (via BBC) The juxtaposition of images is chilling On this day in 1942 the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.

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Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson was a 24 year old widow raising a daughter when she decided to attend the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors in 1891 and accepted a position as the resident physician at the Tuskegee Institute. Before she began her job, Halle needed to pass the Alabama Medical Board exam, an unusually difficult multi-day test. When she passed the exam, Halle became the first female physician of any race licensed by the state of Alabama.

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Baddest Mother Ever

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War.

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Learn about Lucy Stone: Abolitionist and Women's Rights Reformer

Lucy Stone. 1st woman in America to keep her last name upon marriage, 1st Massachusets woman to graduate college, chopped her hair off, scandalously wore precursors to pants, was kicked out of church for arguing that women had the right to own property and to be able to divorce abusive alcoholic husbands (the nerve).

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Learn about Lucy Stone: Abolitionist and Women's Rights Reformer

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“The Real Cleopatra Jones" - Saundra Brown, 28, the first black woman on the Oakland police force gets instructions on how to shoot a shotgun, 1970.

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Tryin' Times - blackhistoryalbum: THE REAL CLEOPATRA JONES |...

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Lucy Burns was an American suffragist women's rights advocate. In 1917 she was imprisoned at Occoquan Workhouse for protesting, picketing, marching at the White House. She endured the “Night of Terror” by the guards. The women were treated brutally were refused medical attention. Of the well-known suffragists of the era, Burns spent the most time in jail. Photo by Harris Ewing. ~Fighting for Our Rights.

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Celebrating Black History Month (with a free printable quote

Remembering Harriet Tubman on this anniversary of the day she escaped slavery. Cardstore Blog

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