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Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from 1933 to 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office. She was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences, write a syndicated newspaper column, and speak at a national convention. As a champion of human rights, she strove to further women’s causes as well as the causes of black people, poor people, and the unemployed.

One of the most iconic images in American history: On Nov. 25, 1963 -- his third birthday -- John Jr. Kennedy salutes the casket of his father, who was assassinated three days earlier.

USS Oklahoma survivor George Smith at the 2007 Pearl Harbor observance

Marines carrying the first flag up Iwo Jima.

Mrs. Abraham Lincoln

When the Titanic hit,Molly Brown took $500 cash, as many clothes as she could wear and an Egyptian talisman she had recently purchased for good luck.She boarded lifeboat number 6. She took turns rowing the lifeboat with the other passengers and argued to return to the site and pick up more passengers.When she returned to the US, a reporter asked why she didn’t go down with the Titanic and she responded, “because I’m a Brown, we’re unsinkable.”

The Kodak Girl: 1909. Love this one

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) was a field surgeon serving the Union Army; in 1864 she spent several months as a prisoner of war in Richmond. She was the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor for bravery in the American Civil War. She dressed in menswear for most of her adult life, including trousers and tophats.

“A woman is like a tea bag--you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Rosa Parks (can you see Dr King in the background?)

Clara Barton, Civil War nurse and founder of American Red Cross

Harriet Tubman


Amelia Earhart.

“Standing up for her man was second nature to Nancy Reagan,” wrote Michael Deaver. She was described as her husband’s “most important ally.” “Unlike so many wives who are always criticizing, always asking their husbands to change, she loved him just the way the he was,” noted Myrna Blyth in a National Review column. “What we were watching, of course," Myrna continued, "was a love story, the real thing, starring a woman who didn’t mind being ‘the woman behind the man,’ not because he was a gre...

twin towers

“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” – Albert Einstein


~~Eisenhower, Patton and Truman.

"Never refuse to act with a white institution, because it is white; or a black one because it is black. But act with all men without distinction or color. By so acting, we shall find opportunities for removing prejudices and establishing the rights of all men." -- Frederick Douglass

FDR giving an interview at the beginning of the war in the Pacific.

Fire Fighters

Abraham Lincoln

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.