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…
Harriet Tubman, slave, abolitionist, spy and 1st woman to lead an armed expedition during war. Born into slavery, she was beaten, 'hired out' and suffered seizures from being hit by a heavy weight. After escaping, she later made ~19 trips to rescue a total of over 300 slaves, sometimes using the Underground Railroad. Called 'Black Moses', she carried a gun and threatened to shoot any slave who would turn back. She was a Union spy during the Civil War and struggled for women's suffrage.
Corrie Ten Boom - Dutch Righteous Among the Nations (awarded in 1967) (Christian who helped many Jews during WWII)
My 92 year old grandmother posted this picture from 1916 on Facebook today. The woman on the right is my great-great grandmother, accompanying her 102 year old friend (center) to vote for her first time ever.
Tortured by her Afghan husband when she tried to escape forced marriage But her facial rebuilding treatment at hospital is now reaching halfway point Aesha's story was first told in 2010 by Time magazine, who published this harrowing cover photo of her - horrifying people around the world and symbolising the oppression of Afghan women
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, OM, RRC (/ˈflɒrəns ˈnaɪtɨŋɡeɪl/; 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was known as "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night.