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Rebiya Kadeer, leader in exile of the Uighur people in China and human rights activist

Rebiya Kadeer, leader in exile of the Uighur people in China and human rights activist feminist

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (Robert E. Redding Alumni Chapter)

SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor as a young student at Princeton University, Class

Bill and Hill hippie style

Bill and Hillary Clinton

Cecilia Payne - the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

The woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. very high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of

Tawakul Karman, a 32-year-old mother of three and chair of Women Journalists Without Chains — a Yemeni group that defends human rights and freedom of expression.  Karman has been protesting in front of Sana'a University, in the nation's capital, every Tuesday since 2007. She insists upon a peaceful approach to bring about change. Still, she has been arrested several times, including in January, when protests broke out across Yemen, where 40% of the 23 million citizens live on $2 a day or…

Tawakul Karman, a mother of three and chair of Women Journalists Without Chains — a Yemeni group that defends human rights and freedom of expression.

Julia Child.  I loved her personality.  She didn't take herself too seriously and she was very witty.  Always happy!

Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” is joining the e-book revolution.

Nichelle Nichols first African American to star in the  Star Trek serie and movies.

Nichelle Nichols - © Chester Higgins - one of the first black women I saw on TV. She ensure blacks were in the next generation/galaxy.

America's First Ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt: A renowned advocate for civil rights, after her husband Franklin's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activis (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post862835&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

From Martha to Michelle: The changing faces (and fashions) of America's 43 First Ladies

my sorority sister - America's First Ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt: A renowned advocate for civil rights, after her husband Franklin's death in Roosevelt continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activis

Biologist/Author Rachel Carson Holding Her German Kine Exakta Camera in the Woods Near Her Home

Biologist/Author Rachel Carson Holding Her German Kine Exakta Camera in the Woods Near Her Home

Rachel Carson (May 1907 – was an American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Her book Silent Spring brought.

Cynthia Farahat: A Young Egyptian Speaks Out  To grow up as a woman of Coptic Christian faith in the Muslim heartland of Egypt is to live as a fourth-class citizen. To embrace the mantle of activist in that atmosphere is worse still. Cynthia Farahat knows because that was her life.

Cynthia Farahat is a young Egyptian woman who courageously speaks the truth about Egypt, the "Arab Spring", and the oppression of Islam.

Less than two weeks after state Sen. Elbert Guillory revealed he was switching parties to become the only black Republican senator in Louisiana, Central City Councilman Ralph Washington, another black politician, announced he would also be joining the Republican Party.

Central City Councilman Ralph Washington Less than two weeks after state Sen. Elbert Guillory revealed he was switching parties to becom.

This is just all sorts of awesomeness!! Maya Angelou and Gloria Steinem, I love it!

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Auschwitz survivor A-7603--Dora Apsan Sorell, MD--in whose eyes are reflected the beauty of wisdom and the horror of her past. In 2003, she received a $3,043 reparations check for the slave labor she did during the war, which she donated in full to a Jewish organization that provides humanitarian relief in Darfur.

Auschwitz survivor I met Dr. She is a lovely lady who helped my students overcome trials.

Hertha Ayrton studied mathematics at the Cambridge Uni but was not eligible for a degree because of her gender. In 1885 she married physicist William Ayrton & assisted in his experiments on electricity. Her own work on arc lamps was used to improve aircraft searchlights in both world wars. She was the first woman to join the British Institute of Electrical Engineers. She was also the first woman to read a paper in person to the Royal Society, but was refused a fellowship because she was…

Gallery - Unsung heroines: Six women denied scientific glory - Image 3 - New Scientist

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