As a baby, Christina Rivera survived a massacre in Brooklyn whose 10 victims included her mother. Police Officer Joanne Jaffe cared for her that night, the first link in a bond that led Ms. Jaffe to adopt Christina.
Seventy three years ago Hans and Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst were guillotined by the Nazis in Munich for bravely opposing the Fascist Tyranny. Named after a Spanish novel (Rosa Blanco). The Group coordinated efforts on Campus for Civil Rights and O
2015 Women's History Month STEM Biography Series Roundup
WWII working women, looking happy, strong, united and purposeful. This may have been for the first time in American history where women felt empowered and responsible for holding down the fort. Photo by Ewing Galloway ~
Benazir Bhutto - Pakistan - Bhutto was the first female prime minister of a Muslim country. She served from and She founded the Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) and was running for parliament again in 2008 when she was suddenly assassinated.
Female Math Pioneers: " Since Hypatia made her mark in ancient Alexandria, women have been changing the world with their contributions in mathematics. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting highlight the contributions of nine of the ground
The Nurse Who Saved Children From Nazis By Hiding Them In Coffins, WWII
Irena Sendler got permission to work in a Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in a sack. She trained her dog to bark when Nazis were near. She saved 2500 children.
Virginia Apgar (June 1909 – August was an American obstetrical anesthesiologist. She is best known, however, as the inventor of the Apgar score, a way to quickly assess the health of newborn children immediately after birth.