Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day, Founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also a suffragist who worked for black women to have the same rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early century.
AIN’T I A WOMAN? Sojourner Truth, and the Liberation of America’s Smallest Women
July 26 - Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her most famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” at a women’s rights conference in Akron, Ohio. It became a classic speech of the women’s rights movement.
Olive Oatman was "the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States." ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family. On the journey, the family wer
Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. The photograph, shot in July 1888 in Brewster, shows an Helen sitting outside in a light-color
In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.
It took 10 minutes to convict 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. It took 70 years after his execution to exonerate him.
Margaret “Mag” Palm - Before the Civil War she served as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, earning the nickname Maggie Bluecoat for the blue military uniform coat she wore while conducting fugitive slaves to the North.
Unknown Georgian man / photographer unknown / from W. Du Bois's albums of photographs of African Americans in Georgia exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900 Black man with elegance & intelligence.