Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Nellie Bly, pioneer female journalist. She wrote about life in Mexico, feigned madness to investigate reports of brutality and neglect at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island, and travelled around the world in less than 80 days.

The unbroken seal on King Tut's tomb - Imgur as Harold Carter first saw it

Vivien T. Thomas. In 1944, Hopkins' surgery chief, Alfred Blalock, successfully operated on the heart of a 9-pound child, a "blue baby." Medical experts believed cardiac surgery was impossible. As Blalock prepared to make his historic incision, he looked around the operating room and asked, "Where's Vivien?" Blalock would not begin until Thomas, stationed on a stool behind his right shoulder, was there to guide Blalock through procedures. Prejudice long kept Thomas' crucial role unacknowledg...

Eva Beatrice Dykes became the first Black woman in the US to meet the requirements for a Ph.D., in 1921, at Radcliffe College.

Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and human rights advocate

He entered jail at 21 a two-bit thief and emerged at 30 far wiser. Over the next 11 months, the always polite, always dapper John Dillinger robbed at least 10 banks. Twice cops caught him; twice he escaped, hiding once in his dad's house while G-men scoured the nation. In 1934, a Romanian madam in Chicago sold him out for a Green card; Dillinger was 32 when he was ambushed and killed by the FBI.

17 of History’s Most Rebellious Women | Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu has been the foremost leader in the effort to democratize the Southeast Asian nation as well as a courageous advocate for human rights and peaceful revolution. She spent 15 years under house arrest when the government refused to cede power to her after her party was elected. (Alison Wright—Corbis)

Lucy Stone - determined that men were reading the Bible in a way to suppress women, she worked her way through school to learn Greek and Latin to prove them wrong. Kept her last name, 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. Considered a true radical for her time, she spoke in public frequently and headed multiple prominent womens organizatio...

Four presidents (one sitting, one future, and two former), pay their respects at Eleanor Roosevelt's funeral. Hyde Park, NY - November 10, 1962.

President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Kermit Roosevelt in 1908.

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Eleanor Roosevelt and her daughter Anna, 1906.

Eleanor Roosevelt.

Eleanor Roosevelt and Helen Keller

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.

Eleanor Roosevelt Co-president of the United States, 1933-1945.

Sybil Ludington, is considered to be the female equivalent of Paul Revere. At only 16 years old, she made a journey twice as long as Revere’s. Her father, Col. Ludington was the leader of the local militia. In April of 1777, Col. Ludington sent Sybil to warn the militia members in several other towns to prepare for the impending attack by the British. Sybil traveled 40 miles on horseback on a stormy night. Sybil was thanked for her help by George Washington who came to her home personally.

Jane C. Wright - African-American pioneer in chemotherapy and anti-cancer chemical research. Appointed head of the Cancer Research Foundation at a mere 33 years old, associate professor at NYU, associatee dean at New York Medical College, and first female president of the New York Cancer Society by the end of her career in the 1980s.

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt