Mary Sherman Morgan was America’s first female rocket scientist and she was credited with the invention of the liquid fuel Hydyne in 1957, which powered the Jupiter-C rocket that boosted the United States' first satellite, Explorer 1.
Jane Goodall - CoolSpotters
Dame Jane Morris Goodall, DBE (born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. ... Read more
RIP Yuri Kochiyama, Human Rights Activist, Passed at 93
Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese-American activist, Malcolm X Ally and a former member of the Black Panther Party has died at the age of 93. She spent two years in an internment camp and helped win reparations for Japanese-Americans.
Nike Centre for Art and Culture: visit Nigeria with Nike
Africa | Oyenike Monica Okundaye (Nike) is the CEO of the Nike Center for Arts and Culture, Osogbo. Established in 1983 by Nike, solely from her earnings as an artist and without governmental assistance, the center has so far trained over 3000 Nigerians and many African countries now send their students to study textile art at the center | ©Nike Centre for Art and Culture
Famous Female Writers of Victorian Era. Their Names, Works, Information
Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 Emily Dickinson was a poet with an exceptional ability to distill “amazing sense” from “ordinary meanings.” Her poetry is now considered among the finest in the English language.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 - 1973) was an English writer, poet, and professor know foremost for his high fantasy novels, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Silmarillion. These works have a devoted international fanbase and all but The Silmarillion have been adapted into award-winning films. Tolkien is considered by many the father of modern fantasy, and his books are some of the most popular in the world <3
Joss Whedon - Beauty Is Inside
Joss Whedon -- "...Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture... is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who's confronted by it. We need equality. Kinda now."
Anna Tibaijuka is the highest ranked African female in the United Nations, heading the UN-HABITAT program. She is a Swedish-educated, Tanzanian-born leader who has fought for the rights of women living in slums or without homes. Since becoming the Executive of UN-HABITAT, she has greatly increased its budget and function in the United Nations.