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Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964) Widely credited as the mother of the modern environmental movement, Carson published "Silent Spring" in 1962, which exposed the hazards of pesticide DDT.

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Alice Malsenior Walker (b Feb 9, 1944) American author, poet, self-claimed womanist, activist. Wrote critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982), for which Walker won National Book Award the Pulitzer Prize. wikipedia


Sunday, June 22, was Octavia Butler’s birthday! If you aren’t familiar with Butler’s sci-fi stories, here are some suggestions for how to get started: Into time travel? Check out Kindred. It’s about a young African-American woman who finds herself mysteriously yanked back in time — from 1976 to antebellum Maryland — by a distant ancestor (the white son of a slaveholding plantation owner). And if your literary tastes lean more nautical, Wild Seed follows a ...

Samantha Strong/ 2013 winner of the longsword event in the Harcourt Park World Invitational Jousting Tournament (she also designs her own swords.)

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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)