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Catholic Worker crusader Dorothy Day with her prison dress [covered with autographs!] On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. Arriving at a rural workhouse, the women were roughly handled. The women responded with a hunger strike. Finally they were freed by presidential order.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.

Kate Warne. First female detective, master of disguise. She once saved President Lincoln from assassination on the way to Washington. She is buried next to Allen Pinkerton.

This is probably the only picture of Kate Warne, the first female detective. She went on to save the life of president elect Abraham Lincoln after uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D. to take office.

I Am a Man! - but does it float

'I Am A Man' - American civil rights protest, Memphis, TN of the times

devastating truth, something we Americans try to ignore.

US Crazy 'Americans'

It's sad that public school history curricular waters down history which is considered depressing, but it happened. People need to know the TRUTH. There is no excuse to rewrite history!

Woman Suffrage Movement Leaders Alice Paul

Alice Stokes Paul - was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and the main leader and strategist of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.

Vivien Thomas, African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s.  Thomas was also offered the position of Chief of Surgery at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins in 1941.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, He first developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome

“La Jeune Fille a la Fleur”, una fotografía por Marc Riboud, muestra a la joven pacifista Jane Rose Kasmir plantando una flor en las bayonetas de los guardias en el Pentágono, durante una protesta contra la guerra de Vietnam el 21 de octubre de 1967. La fotografía se convertiría en el símbolo del movimiento “flower power” (ideología en contra de la violencia).

40 De las fotos más poderosas que han sido tomadas

“La Jeune Fille a la Fleur,” a photograph by Marc Riboud, shows the young pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir planting a flower on the bayonets of guards at the Pentagon during a protest against the Vietnam War. The symbol of the Flower Power movement.

Bea Arthur was in the Marine Corps. during WW2 ....how cool is that?

I did not know this:) Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) SSgt. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School's first female student , was admitted because she was brilliant...and because they didn't realize she was a woman. | Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Fe del Mundo - Filipino pediatrician and Harvard Medical School's first female student. She was admitted because she was brilliant.and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines.

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