Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, here at 23 years of age, being interrogated by the military. She was arrested in 1970 as a member of COLINA, a far left organization that fought against the military junta. Dilma was tortured for 22 days and spent 3 years in prison. Today she is Brazil's first woman president.
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.