Margaret Sanger~RN~Raised Irish Catholic, she blamed her mother's death on the toll 18 pregnancies had taken on her body. In 1918 she founded the American Birth Control League which later became Planned Parenthood.
Jackie Mitchell was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history. Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Aung San Suu Kyi--winner of the Nobel Prize and a Burmese advocate for peace and liberty, she's spent years and years under arrest. A woman of incredible spirit and courage. Hope we and she live 'til that day when she's president of Burma,
One of Nantucket's important women: Lucretia Coffin Mott ".was an American Quaker, abolitionist, social reformer, and proponent of women's rights. She is said to be one of the first American feminists in the early century.
HEADLINE: The End of WASP-Dominated Politics CAPTION: The Obamas walk back to the White House after attending Easter service at St. John's Episcopal Church on April President Obama is the only Protestant on either 2012 presidential ticket.
The Kennedy Curse.Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy was assassinated on June 1968 in Los Angeles. This photo shows the Kennedy brothers, John and Bobby both assassinated, and Ted Kennedy who died after battling a brain tumor.
Rigoberta Menchú Tum is a Guatemalan Nobel Peace Price Winner, from the K'iche' Maya people. She fought back against the genocide of indigenous peoples in Guatemala, and continues to be an advocate for indigenous Guatemalans.