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Learn about Lucy Stone: Abolitionist and Women's Rights Reformer

Lucy Stone. Primera mujer en Estados Unidos para mantener su apellido al contraer matrimonio, Massachusets primera mujer en graduarse en la universidad, cortó su pelo apagado, escandalosamente llevaba precursores a los pantalones, fue expulsado de la iglesia por el argumento de que las mujeres tenían el derecho de propiedad y de poder divorcio maridos alcohólicos abusivos (del nervio). Usted va muchacha!

The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce. Caroline Norton was a moving force behind one of the most emancipating pieces of legislation in our history, the Marriage and Divorce Act, which became law 150 years ago

Sophie Scholl era una mujer alemana ejecutado por los nazis por distribuir panfletos antinazis. Los funcionarios de prisiones, que describe la escena, hicieron hincapié en el valor con que se dirigió a su ejecución. Sus últimas palabras fueron: "¿Cómo podemos esperar que prevalezca la justicia cuando casi no hay nadie dispuesto a ofrecerse a sí mismos de forma individual por una causa justa Dicha multa, día soleado, y tengo que ir?".

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Maria Tallchief, Brilliant American Ballerina Who Broke Barriers, Dies

Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief (January 24, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was considered America's first major prima ballerina, and was the first person of Native American descent to hold the rank.

Fue una escritora y compositora judía. En 1944 fue llevada con su hijo a Auschwitz. El 6 de octubre de 1944 fue asesinada, junto con su hijo Tommy. Se dice que camino de la cámara de gas iba cantando a los niños una nana que ella misma había compuesto. Su marido sobrevivió a los campos de concentración. Fue él quien reunió las obras de Ilse y las publicó.

When slaves were captured, their hair was cut off, in order to begin the process of eradicating their sense of culture and identity. They were then given head-wraps to use protect against harsh weather and the spread of head lice. Originally, these head-wraps were given to both sexes but later were used exclusively by women. In some places in the South, women were required by law to secure their hair in these wraps.

Extraordinary Araminta Harriet (Ross) Tubman, born a slave in 1820 to slave parents, escaped North and carried out 19 dangerous missions to the south to save 300 slaves (including her parents) thru the Underground Railroad. She helped recruit men for the Harper's Ferry Raid, worked as a scout and armed spy for the Union, and founded a home for aged African Americans. After the Civil War was outspoken advocate for women's suffrage. Amazing…(km)

Sitting Bull (1831-1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man who led his people as a tribal chief during years of resistance to United States government policies. Born near the Grand River in Dakota Territory, he was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him and prevent him from supporting the Ghost Dance movement.

Dra. Mary Edwards Walker (26 noviembre 1832 hasta 21 febrero 1919) fue un feminista americana, abolicionista, prohibicionista, presunto espía, prisionero de guerra y cirujano. Ella es la única mujer en recibir la Medalla de Honor.

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World War II : Unsung heroes of the French Resistance : Mother Elisabeth.

Élise Rivet was Mother Superior at the convent of “Notre Dame de Compassion”, where she not only hid refugees from the gestapo, but also used the convent to stash some weapons & ammunition for the resistance. She was eventually caught & sentenced to hard labor. She volunteered to be killed in place of another woman who has children and is taken to the gas chamber.