The ACTUAL woman who posed for the FAMOUS poster.

The ‘we can do it’ lady…

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

Dr. Eliza Ann Grier. Born a slave she became the first African American to practice medicine in Georgia

Elizabeth Ann Grier, the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia. She was an emancipated slave who alternated every year of her medical education with a year of picking cotton in order to pay for her training.

Research Indicates Mary Magdalene was Black and of Ethiopian lineage. Using the Old Testament of the Bible as a basis for much of her research, Johnson asserts that it is very possible that Mary Magdalene was of the lineage of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba through their son Menelik I. The late Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia laid claim to being of the lineage of Menelik I and also the same lineage of Jesus through the Davidic line...

Black Madonna Ulla Karttunen: The Madonna of the Apricot and the Snake, Aprikoosin ja käärmeen madonna, 146 x pigment print, 2008

Elizabeth Blackwell was rejected by 19+ medical schools but was finally accepted by Geneva Medical College in NY. She graduated on January 23, 1849 to become the first female doctor in history.

FIRST FEMALE DOCTOR Elizabeth Blackwell was rejected by medical schools but was finally accepted by Geneva Medical College in NY. She graduated on January 1849 to become the first female doctor in history.

Today in Black History, 1/4/2014 - Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African American registered nurse in the United States. For more info, check out today's blog!

African-American female firsts, 1879 - Mary Eliza Mahoney- MEDICINE - The First African American to study as a professional nurse in the United States -- April 1845 - January (Via Wikipedia)

Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry!   In 1861 Anderson wrote A Voice From Harper’s Ferry. He believed that southern accounts were biased, he felt compelled to give an account of the event from the raiders’ perspective.   Click & Listen to performance-  Dr. David Anderson is Shields Green!    WWW.BlackHistoryBlog.com    On iTunes www.AfricanAmericanHistoryClass.com  ---------------

Truth Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry!

Elizabeth Cady Stanton - instrumental in helping pass a law allowing women to own their own property (passed in New York in 1848)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 1815 – October was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in

Dachshund Earrings

Dachshund Earrings Black

{Dachshund Earrings Black} Chris Lee - these make me wish I had my ears pierced!

Runaway Teenage Slave from Kentucky was helped two Freedom  by these two Wisconsin Union Soldiers in 1862. They disguised her as a Mullato Soldier Boy. (From the Library of Congress)

Runaway teenage slave from Kentucky was helped to freedom by these two Wisconsin Union soldiers in They disguised her as a mulatto soldier boy. (From the Library of Congress)

Pre-mortem photo? Another Victorian habit: Your child contracts a fever, or you have reason to think an injury or illness may lead to death, you whisk the child off to a photographer. Yep, it happened and they were called Pre-mortem photos. Why suppose that is the case here? The inscription on the back of this tintype has the age and date of death. 3 years old. Which is what she looks like in this photo.

"Minnie Bassett, Died of Scarlet Fever When 3 Yrs. Old," Ambrotype, Circa 1857 Beautiful angel

Sara Lucy Bagby Johnson(1833-1906) was the last known 'fugitive slave' in U.S. history. Lucy escaped via the Underground Railroad to PA then on to Cleveland, Ohio. Her owner, William Goshorn(WV), eventually located her, and she was returned under the provisions of the Fugitive Slave law. One can only imagine what she went through. She was eventually saved by a Union Captain around the time period of the execution of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Exact date is unknown.

Sara Lucy Bagby was the last known 'fugitive slave' in U. Lucy escaped via the Underground Railroad to PA then on to Cleveland, Ohio. Her owner, William Goshorn(WV), eventually located her, and she was returned under the prov

Sister Elizabeth Kenny. Australian Nurse. Came up with a different treatment for Polio Victims and changed medical history.

Elizabeth Kenny - an Australian nurse who came up with a different treatment for polio victims and changed medical history

First woman Arctic explorer, Josephine Peary, wife of Robert Peary, was a First Lady of the Arctic, “Mother of the Snow Baby,” and a veteran of half a dozen polar expeditions who’d outlived her husband by three decades.

FIRST WOMAN ARCTIC EXPLORER: Josephine Peary, wife of Robert Peary, was a First Lady of the Arctic, “Mother of the Snow Baby,” and a veteran of half a dozen polar expeditions who’d outlived her husband by three decades.

Libbie Henrietta Hyman (1888-1969) graduated from the University of Chicago in 1910 and earned a Ph.D. degree from Chicago in 1915. She stayed at the university with an appointment as a research assistant until 1931 because, despite her pioneering work on classification of invertebrates and her publication volume (six major books and over 100 articles), other universities would not hire her because she was Jewish. In 1937 she was appointed as a research associate at the American Museum of…

Libbie Henrietta Hyman published th classic 5 volume reference work, Th Invertebrates. She received gold medals frm th Linnean Society f London & American Museum f Natural History

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