Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, b.1820, d.1921- first female doctor to practice in Louisiana, from 1857 to 1887.

Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, b.1820, d.1921- first female doctor to practice in Louisiana, from 1857 to 1887.

Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915) First Native American woman to become a physician.  Grew up on Omaha reservation.

Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915) First Native American woman to become a physician. Grew up on Omaha reservation.

Keatchie College was founded in 1857 as the Baptist Union Female College or Keatchie Female College by the Grand Cane Association of Baptist Churches, became the coeducational Keatchie Male and Female Colllege, in 1899 the Louisiana Southern Baptist Convention assumed management of the college, and the name was changed to Louisiana Female College; listed as predecessor for current Louisiana College

Keatchie College was founded in 1857 as the Baptist Union Female College or Keatchie Female College by the Grand Cane Association of Baptist Churches, became the coeducational Keatchie Male and Female Colllege, in 1899 the Louisiana Southern Baptist Convention assumed management of the college, and the name was changed to Louisiana Female College; listed as predecessor for current Louisiana College

Bessie Coleman | ELIZABETH BESSIE COLEMAN: FIRST BLACK AMERICAN FEMALE PILOT. WHAT A PILOT SHE WAS!!!!! :D

Bessie Coleman | ELIZABETH BESSIE COLEMAN: FIRST BLACK AMERICAN FEMALE PILOT. WHAT A PILOT SHE WAS!!!!! :D

Jacqueline Felicie (1290-d.after 1322) We know of this French healer due to the records from her trial when she was brought before the Inquisition by male physicians who felt threatened by her success. Felicie was well-liked, only accepting payment for her services if successful; she was also an advocate for women treating women. She was tried & found guilty of practicing medicine w/o a license & was forbidden from practicing medicine & excommunicated. She disappears from the records after…

Jacqueline Felicie (1290-d.after 1322) We know of this French healer due to the records from her trial when she was brought before the Inquisition by male physicians who felt threatened by her success. Felicie was well-liked, only accepting payment for her services if successful; she was also an advocate for women treating women. She was tried & found guilty of practicing medicine w/o a license & was forbidden from practicing medicine & excommunicated. She disappears from the records after…

This is courage and strength.                                     Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum  New York World 1887    Nellie Bly (real name Elizabeth Jane Cochran, above) was a 23-year-old journalist without a job when she walked into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World in 1887 and was given the daunting assignment of exposing the horrors of the Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum. She rehearsed feverishly. She played mad. “Undoubtedly demented… a hopeless case,” said one of…

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This is courage and strength. Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum New York World 1887 Nellie Bly (real name Elizabeth Jane Cochran, above) was a 23-year-old journalist without a job when she walked into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World in 1887 and was given the daunting assignment of exposing the horrors of the Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum. She rehearsed feverishly. She played mad. “Undoubtedly demented… a hopeless case,” said one of…

Nadar (French, 1820–1910). [Self Portrait in American Indian Costume], 1863. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Harriette and Noel Levine Gift, 2005 (2005.100.267) #mustache #movember

Nadar (French, 1820–1910). [Self Portrait in American Indian Costume], 1863. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Harriette and Noel Levine Gift, 2005 (2005.100.267) #mustache #movember

Disabled Civil War veteran Elijah N. Parkhurst and wife Elizabeth Grant Rairdon Parkhurst. cabinet card

Disabled Civil War veteran Elijah N. Parkhurst and wife Elizabeth Grant Rairdon Parkhurst. cabinet card

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