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    An Interesting Woman…

    "TEACHING WOMEN A LESSON: Thus unfolded the 'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right to vote. For weeks, the women's only water came from an open pail. Their food--all of it colorless slop--was infested with worms." This is what women had to fight for, so don't tell me feminism is 'irrelevant' to you.

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    This German woman and her baby are two survivors of the "Lotz Death March" which involved all the ethnic Germans who lived in that Polish city. Their eviction in the middle of winter caused many of them to expire. The two in the photo are among the ten who survived, and reached Berlin, out of a group of 150. Dec 14,1945.

    DATHIE HAINES | mother was Cherokee Indian and father was Black. In the Cherokee area of North Ga., Dathie, was captured in the woods and sold into Slavery at Louisville, Ga. to Nathan Haines as a personal Slave to his granddaughter. She had four children during Slavery by her owner, James Haines who gave Dathie and her children 600 acres of land after Slavery. They could not read or write, and were tricked into signing X’s on a document giving the land away. (Mrs.Tommie Braswell Merritt)

    Circumcised at the age of 3 in the name of tradition, Waris Dirie has made the fight against female genital mutilation the major combat of her life. She decided to talk publicly to the media about the female circumcision she was subjected to; She was later appointed as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations by Kofi Annan.

    Harriet Tubman, heroine of the Underground Railroad

    Sarah Winnemucca (1844 – 1891) was a prominent female Native American activist and educator, and an influential figure in the United States' nineteenth-century Indian policies. Winnemucca was notable for being the first Native American woman known to secure a copyright and to publish in the English language. Sarah was a person of two worlds. At the time of her birth her people had only very limited contact with Euro-Americans; however she spent much of her adult life in white society.

    Harriet Quimby was the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States in 1911... along with being a screenwriter. She only lived to be the age of 37 but made a difference for women in aviation!

    Mary Harris Jones (Mother Jones).. The Most Dangerous Woman in American.. [she was denounced on the floor of the United States Senate as the "grandmother of all agitators," she replied: "I hope to live long enough to be the great-grandmother of all agitators."

    Miep Gies, the woman who hid Ann Frank and her family for 2 years.

    Sally Ride - first woman in space

    A dangerous woman in the most literal sense, Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age 20. She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper unit. Before the war she worked as a kindergarten teacher.

    The first ever photograph of Queen Victoria! Taken in 1844, she is seen here with her eldest child, the Princess Royal. ♥

    A beautiful young woman named Miss Guilmartin, Montreal, QC, 1877. Slaves escape to Canada

    Victoria Claflin Woodhull the first woman to run for President in 1872, a time when most women did not even have the right to vote.

    Donyale Luna, 1966, once called “the reincarnation of Nefertiti”, the first black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue, photo by David Bailey. Gorgeous.

    Chapelle was the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam, as well as the first American female reporter to be killed in action. Chapelle was so admired by the Marines with which she was embedded that her body was repatriated with an honor guard of six Marines and was given full Marine burial.

    Nineteenth-century American pioneers of women's suffrage Susan B. Anthony (standing) and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States.

    Betty Blythe as "The Queen of Sheba" Retronaut | Retronaut - See the past like you wouldn't believe.

    This story was hugely inspirational to me as young person. This African-American young woman is shielding a KKK member from blows. Later, this man said that it had a profound impact on his beliefs about African-Americans. This woman is the true embodiment of Christian love.

    Odette Hallowes - GC, MBE, Chevalier de la legion d'honneur. She worked for the French underground, but was betrayed to the Gestapo. Under torture, she stuck to her cover story, was sentenced to death and taken to Ravensbruck. She survived the war Band went on to testify against her prison guards in 1946. Beyond brave!

    Jazz singer Lena Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 & became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood (big movies Cabin in the Sky & Stormy Weather). Due to her political views, Ms Horne found herself blacklisted & unable to work in Hollywood. Returning to recording & nightclub performing, she took part in the March on Washington (August 1963). Ms Horne starred in a one-woman show (Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music)that ran over 300 performances on Broadway

    martha stewart younger | She initially wanted to study chemistry, but ended up switching to art ...

    Rhonda Byrne is the author of the wildly successful book, “The Secret,” and the producer of the movie by the same name.