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Quotes From Anarchist Lucy Parsons: Lucy Parsons

Lucy Parsons: Radical and Anarchist, Person of Color, IWW Founder

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In honor of the newest and youngest winner, we look back at women who paved the way for peace and empowered women around the globe.

Woman Power: 16 Female Nobel Peace Prize Winners

In honor of the newest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, we look back at the past women winners.

Though her name (Lotta Crabtree) almost sounds made up, this engaging Victorian woman  (and her moniker) were indeed real. She was an American actress, comedian and entertainer who also took part in the California gold rush.

Though her name (Lotta Crabtree) almost sounds made up, this engaging Victorian woman (and her moniker) were indeed real. She was an American actress, comedian and entertainer who also took part in the California gold rush.

1963 American hired its first African American stew.

Joan Dorsey was the first African-American flight attendant hired to work for American Airlines. JOAN DORSEY for your sacrifice and for setting a standard which made the life I now love to live possible!

Florence Nightingale 1820-1910Trivia: Nightingale attributed the high mortality rate of soldiers in Crimean War to unsanitary practices. The things she learned from providing nursing care during the war were shared to other aspiring nurses when she founded the Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital in London.

Florence Nightingale, UK, mathematician extraordinaire & reformer of the English hospital system

Queen Liliʻuokalani - last ruler of Hawaii - as a teenager. Her statement of surrender to the US ended:"...Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands."

Lydia Kamakaʻeha Pākī, the future Queen Liliuokalani and the last ruler of Hawaii in her youth possibly at Royal School,

Georgia OKeefe by Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York)   www.metmuseum.org

I love how Stieglitz would have Georgia pose her hands in the most unnatural, awkward positions because his focus and obsession was her beautiful, lovely (dare I say artistic?

Sojourner Truth  Photo of a painting of Lincoln showing Truth a bible presented to him by Colored People of Baltimore, in executive mansion, Washington D.C. Oct. 29, 1864.  Born into slavery, sometime around 1797, as Isabella Baumfree, she was next to the youngest of maybe twelve children. Her parents were James and Betsy, the property of Col. Johannes, from Holland, and living in Ulster County, New York.  As a teen she was sold to John J. Dumont, who was not a kind slave owner. Belle was…

Lincoln and Sojourner Truth read in a photo of Franklin C. Courter’s “Lincoln Showing Sojourner Truth the Bible Presented Him by the Colored People of Baltimore.” Only black and white images of the painting remain, the original was destroyed in a fire.

A. Philip Randolph (1889 - 1979) "the most dangerous black in America"; led 250,000 in the 1963 March on Washington; spoke for all dispossessed: Blacks, poor Whites, Puerto Ricans, Indians and Mexican Americans; won the fight to ban discrimination in the armed forces; was President of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the union he built.

Philip Randolph - "the most dangerous black in America"; led in the 1963 March on Washington; spoke for all dispossessed: Blacks, poor Whites, Puerto Ricans, Indians and Mexican Americans.

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