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Happy 85th birthday Ms. Maya A. 5/27 / 2014

Maya Angelou is a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her numerous poetry and essay collections. Author, Civil Rights Activist, Poet

Ida B. Wells was an African American journalist, newspaper editor and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites. She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movement.

Celebrating Black History Month: February 6

I would like to take time to honor and pay tribute to Ida B. Wells was: a suffragist, women’s rights advocate, journalist, and a fearless anti-lynching crusader. In fact, Wells docum…

16 Most Shocking Things Betty White Has Ever Said…

betty white is one of the most remarkable funny women of our age. She is just like the energizer bunny. I get this photo!

AIN'T I A WOMAN?  Sojourner Truth and the Liberation of America's Smallest Women

AIN’T I A WOMAN? Sojourner Truth, and the Liberation of America’s Smallest Women

July 26 - Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her most famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” at a women’s rights conference in Akron, Ohio. It became a classic speech of the women’s rights movement.

27 Black Women Activists Everyone Should Know

Shirley Chisholm- she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. On January she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Amelia Earhart-  First woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, first woman to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic, the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record.

Shirley Temple movies | Shirley Temple. Loved her as a child | movies i like

I used to look forward to watching Shirley Temple movies on Sunday mornings. My daughter puts her hands on her cheeks, opens her eyes wide and says "Oh my!" So I call her my little Shirley!

Madam C. J. Walker - Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Madam C. J. Walker - Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Condoleezza Rice - First African American woman to be appointed Secretary of State. First woman to be appointed National Security Advisor.

Condoleezza Rice smiling with thickly applied red lipstick wearing a dark blue jacket over a patterned blouse. The United States flag is in the background.

Lucy

Lucille Ball: The radio and motion-picture actress Lucille Ball was a longtime comedy star of American television, best remembered for her classic television comedy series 'I Love Lucy'.

Irena Sendler, the Polish nurse who saved 2500 Jewish children from the internment camps

Irena Sendler A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler died in During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out

( 2016 IN MEMORY OF ★ † RONALD REAGAN ) ★ Ronald Reagan - 1911- 2004.

President Ronald Reagan ~ what an amazing man President Reagan was! He adored our beautiful USA & took every opportunity to say so :)

Alice Coachman, 88, specialized in the high jump. An American, she became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the 1948 London games.     "Winning that gold medal meant everything to me. I didn’t get to celebrate much after, because it was so crowded and everyone wanted to see me. But the one thing I did ask my coach for was a beer. I’d been with her for three years, so she knew that I didn’t drink or smoke. 'You, a beer?' she asked, laughing. I think I only drank about…

The Way We Were: 1948 London Olympians Look Back

Alice Coachman, was the first black woman ever to win an Olympic gold medal. She won in the 1948 London games in the high jump (Pictured here in

A hero! His legacy will be with us forever. RIP

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." RIP Nelson Mandela, your wisdom will live on forever.

Ernestine Rose - She submitted the first petition to the New York legislature to give married women the right to control their own property and earnings. Her hard work paid off and it became a bill in 1848.

PAST history Hairstyles.Ernestine Rose - She submitted the first petition to the New York legislature to give married women the right to control their own property and earnings. Her hard work paid off and it became a bill in

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