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Ruby Bridges, one of the first African Americans to attend a white school.

6 year old Ruby Bridges was the first black child in the south to attend a white school after the forced integration following the landmark ruling of Brown Vs. The Board of Education. A willing participant in her mother's decision that she would go and endure what was to be sure a very tough road in the name of helping forge the path of the civil rights movement, Ruby faced death threats and intense bullying with courage and grace.

Civil War Era Children with curled hair

The Tower Bridge, London 1905

Whenever I hear a someone make a crack about women and science or something like that, I like to imagine the ghost of someone like Rita might materialize long enough to smack the ever-loving heck out of them. How many examples of strong, independent and intelligent women do you need? Geeze.

We have always known Mother Teresa as an old wrinkled woman. This is a pic of an 18 year old young Mother Teresa.

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Victoria Claflin Woodhull, America’s first woman presidential candidate, advocated for the right to marry, divorce, and have children without government interference. Though the legality of her 1872 candidacy has been contested, Victoria Claflin Woodhull remains a visionary who was over a hundred years before her time - all this in a time before women were even allowed to vote.

History In Pictures ‏- Two little kids dancing on the streets of New York City, c. 1940.

Letters of Support Sent To Mother of Emmett Till - Jet Magazine, September 22, 1955

Tererai Trent, PhD, is a Zimbabwean-American woman who was not allowed to go to school as a child because she was female. Tererai was forced to marry at age 11. By age 18, she was the mother of three. "When my husband realized that I wanted to have an education, he would beat me." In 2009, happily remarried Trent earned her doctorate; her thesis looked at HIV/AIDS prevention programs for women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa.

African American Family

JOB HUNTING IN THE 1930s // history repeats

The Woodstock Music Festival - 1969

The 50th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge: Crowd Walks Over Bridge (May 24, 1987)

Hose Company No. 4 | 1919 African American fire fighters stationed at Hose Company No. 4, Los Angeles, CA

‘Construction of the Empire State Building was one of the most remarkable feats of the 20th century. It took only 410 days to build, by 3,400 workers, many of them desperate for work at the height of the Depression. The work force was made up largely of immigrants, along with hundreds of Mohawk Indian iron workers.’ 1931

'Four-year-old Mary shucks two pots of oysters a day at Dunbar. She also tends the baby when she's not working! The boss said that next year Mary will work steady as the rest of them. The mother is the fastest shucker in the place. Earns 1.50 a day. Works part of the time with her sick baby in her arms. Father works on the dock. Location: Dunbar, Louisiana. 1911.'

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Cherokee mother and child