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Memphis Minnie McCoy-Lawler was one of the most influential female blues musicians and guitarists of all time. She recorded for more than forty years, which was unheard of for any woman in show business at the time. She was the biggest female blues singer from the early Depression thru WWII.

Memphis Minnie McCoy-Lawler was one of the most influential female blues musicians and guitarists of all time. She recorded for more than forty years. She was the biggest female blues singer from the early Depression through WWII.

Memphis Minnie was born 117 years ago today 6-3 in 1896. Originally named Lizzie Douglas, she was a blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter whose recording career lasted from the 1920s to the 1950s. She recorded around 200 songs.She passed away in 1973

Memphis Minnie was an American blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. She was the only female blues artist considered a match to male contemporaries as both a singer and an instrumentalist

Amelia Bassano Lanier (1569-1645) was the first English woman to publish a book of original poetry. It now appears she may also have been the long-sought major author of the Shakespearean plays. Sh...

Amelia Bassano Lanier was the first English woman to publish a book of original poetry. She was of African ancestry. It now appears she is also the long-sought major author of the Shakespearean plays.

In many ways Alice Ann Wheeldon was an ordinary, middle aged woman, seen by her neighbours as a relatively unexceptional lady. Born in 1866 in Derby, Alice had four adult children, Nellie, Hettie, ...

Alice Wheeldon - one of the Sheroes of History-a dedicated pacifist who was imprisoned for her beliefs!

Gertrude after her record breaking swim!

Gertrude Ederle - Gertrude not only was the first woman to swim the entire channel, she also broke the previous world record (held by Enrique Tiraboschi) for fastest channel swim EVER.

It is truly a tragedy that the name Laura Smith Haviland is not as recognizable as the names of some of her contemporaries, such as Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth. Inst...

Laura Smith Haviland was an American abolitionist, suffragette, and social reformer. She was an important figure in the history of the Underground Railroad.

This post is an edited version of a post which originally appeared on the wonderful Saints, Sisters and Sluts blog (which you should definitely check out!) “Fraulein Noether was the most significan...

Emmy Noether – “The most important woman in the history of mathematics”

Katherine Mary Harley nee French, sister of Sir John French, (leader of the British army at the outbreak of World War 1,) and Charlotte Despard, was born on May 3rd 1855, less than three months aft...

Katherine Mary Harley nee French, sister of Sir John French, (leader of the British army at the outbreak of World War and Charlotte Despard, was born on May less than three months aft.

Trung Sisters, Vietnamese Women Warriors, led forces in the defense of Chinese invasions. One of the reasons contributing to the belief that Vietnam may have been a matriarchal society.

This is a picture of Hai Ba Trung. They were considered as Vietnamese 's national heroes. These two sisters were the leaders of the war against Chinese. The elder sister's name is Trung Trac, the younger's name is Trung Nhi.