Bess Truman Bess was a significant presence in her husband's administration, Harry consulted Bess about crucial decisions as President, it seems clear from his extensive correspondence to her that she wielded a sizable influence over his executive decision-making. Indeed, Harry referred to Bess as his "chief advisor" and "full partner in all transactions -- politically and otherwise." 33rd #President of the United States 35th #FirstLady
Te Ata Fisher, Chickasaw, entertained President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King George VI of Britain through song, dance and storytelling. Born in 1895, Te Ata, which means “Bearer of the Morning” spent much of her 99 years telling the stories and folklore of her people to local and worldwide audiences. Te Ata shared her gift of storytelling on the Chautauqua circuit in the 1920s – a lecture circuit used by entertainers, politicians and religious leaders before the advent of radio broadcasts.
Victoria Woodhull (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927) was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement. Woodhull was an advocate of "free love", by which she meant the freedom to marry, divorce, and bear children without government interference. She was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper; an activist for women's rights and labor reforms. In 1872, she was the first female candidate for President of the United States."
Carl and Shirley Stokes walk through the snow on their way to vote in the Cleveland mayoral race in November 1967. Stokes, 40 years old at the time, defeated Seth Taft (grandson of the former president) to become the first-ever African American mayor of a major U.S. city.