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Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald; Jun 3, 1906 – Apr 12, 1975) American-born dancer, singer, & actress, who became a citizen of France in 1937. She was first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall & to become a world-famous entertainer. During World War II, she served with French Red Cross, active member of French resistance, using her career as a cover, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet…

Josephine Baker’s Undercover Work During WWII

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her.

The first Afghan female pilot. Let me repeat, first. Afghan. Female. Pilot. Yeah, its pretty impressive. (And sexism is  dumb.)

The first Afghan female pilot…

Funny pictures about The first Afghan female pilot. Oh, and cool pics about The first Afghan female pilot. Also, The first Afghan female pilot.

This is exactly how I picture women in the Wild West, drinking alcohol and carrying guns. I love how they still look classy with their skirts on. This is my first pin for this board and Im excited to learn more about women in the Wild West. Please visit our website @ www.steampunkvapemod.com

This is exactly how I picture women in the Wild West, drinking alcohol and carrying guns. I love how they still look classy with their skirts on

My idol-Rosalind Franklin used x-rays to take a picture of DNA that would change biology.

Scientist Rosalind Franklin made the first clear X-ray images of DNA’s structure. Her work was described as the most beautiful X-ray photographs ever taken. Franklin’s ‘Photo informed Crick and.

The incredible Nancy Wake.  She was a powerful WWII Nazi hunter and member of the French resistance.  At one point she was #1 most wanted and most-hated by the Nazis.  They called her "The White Mouse" because she always escaped them.  Read about her--she is fascinating!

The incredible Nancy Wake. She was a powerful WWII Nazi hunter and member of the French resistance. At one point she was most wanted and most-hated by the Nazis. They called her "The White Mouse" because she always escaped them. she is fascinating!

Anne Frank: Anne, like the others, finds it difficult hiding in the Secret Annex. They can never go outside, and always have to be careful. It's very tense. Anne uses her diary to get her frustrations off her chest. http://www.annefrank.org/en/Anne-Frank/

A very young Anne Frank, that photo was taken September 11 - 1934 in Bad Aachen, Germany (she was 5 years old). What a lovely little lady :)

Geraldine Hoff Doyle was a 17 year old in 1942 while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster released during World War II.

Geraldine Hoff Doyle was a 17 year old in 1942 while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster released during World War II.

Josephine Baker tried to combat racism by adopting 12 children of different ethnicities from around the world.   holds in her arms her 10th adopted child, a boy from Venezuela, as another of her adopted children looks on. 1959. age 53 #actor

In this 1959 photo, Josephine Baker holds in her arms her adopted child, a boy from Venezuela, as another of her adopted children looks on. Read the article: Josephine Baker's Rainbow Tribe

Eileen Nearne — known as Didi — was, in fact, one of the bravest secret agents of World War II. She sent over 105 radio transmissions that paved the way for Allied troop movements. The average SOE lasted 6 weeks, she worked for more 5 months. When caught, she showed exceptional courage, withstanding torture, incarceration, and concentration camps. She survived the war and was awarded the Croix de Guerre ~

Braver than any man: Revealed for the first time, the awe-inspiring courage of two British sisters who waged a one-family war on the Nazis - and were left with emotional scars that never healed

Heroine: Didi's sister Jacqueline also served as an SOE agent during World War II (transmitting messages from the Nazis to the British) but returned to Britain exhausted in 1944

Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth. Green signed a lifetime contract with the pancake company and her image was used for packaging and billboards.

Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth.

Historical photographs of women of color (WOC) can be hard to find, but Bust did just this. In a recent post, Bust featured several photographs of Victorian WOC, and in the photos, various WOC can ...

Historical photographs of women of color (WOC) can be hard to find. In a recent post, "Bust" featured several timeless photographs of Victorian WOC.

"How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause. Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?"-Sophie Sholl

" Sophie Scholl (May member of the White Rose, nonviolent Nazi resistance group in Germany. Convicted of high treason and executed by guillotine.

“An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and says, “I was just checking,” Then he dies. We all cry in private. But not in front of the boys. Never in front of the boys.” - June Wandrey, WWII in HD

“ “An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and.

Einstein, when he arrived in America, was shocked at how Black Americans were treated. “There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States," he said. "That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.” And, he wasn't.

Einstein,“There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States," he said. “That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.

Golda Mier Prime Minister of Isreal. An amazing and courageous woman...said once to be the "only man in the cabinet."

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Golda Meir Once called "the only man in the Cabinet," Golda Meir (born in Milwaukee, WI) was a formidable figure in Israeli politics. Tall, blunt and determined, she fervently devoted her life to the service of the Jewish state she helped found.

Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38

During WWII, Helen Richey commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases.

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