In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.
On June 18th, 1983 Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. Her accomplishments came to symbolize women's achievements in an all male-dominated fields and overnight she became one of the most famous women in American History. The film is the story of Sally Ride a woman space pioneer, as told by herself and several family and friends who shared in her successes.
Miep Gies, who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during WWII. She was also responsible for preserving Anne Frank's diary and delivering it to her father Otto Frank, who was the sole survivor in the family. Gies received many honors, including knighthood in the Netherlands. She died in 2010 at the age of 100// (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post342633&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)