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Female Astronauts: The Ultimate List [2023 Updated]

When most people think of astronauts, they tend to think of men. But there have been many incredible women who have also taken to the stars – literally. But women have played an essential part in space exploration as well as being trailblazing scientists. Here’s a list of some of the most notable female astronauts. Who knows, maybe one day you could be on this list too! Valentina Tereshkova True fact: Sally Ride wasn’t the…

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Lulu White: The Black Owner of New Orleans’s Most Notorious Brothel, Mahogany Hall

Before there was the French Quarter, there was Storyville. New Orleans’ red light district was established in 1897 and named for city alderman Sidney Story, who wrote the ordinance that created the district. Storyville was located in the present-day Faubourg Tremé neighborhood and was home to some of the most famous brothels in the country, including Mahogany Hall. Mahogany Hall was owned by Lulu White, a light-skinned black woman who passed as white. She was…

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Mary Lumpkin: Enslaved Woman Who Freed A Notorious Salve Prison & Taught The Enslaved To Read

Mary Lumpkin: What Is She Known For? Mary Lumpkin was born in the peak of slavery in the United States, and she herself was born an enslaved person. During her extraordinary life she would not only gain her freedom, but she was able to free a notorious prison slave and start a school devoted to educate enslaved people. She herself was born enslaved, was raped by her enslaver – a notorious slave prison owner –…

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Queen Nzinga: Badass African Queen That Fought The Portuguese & Won

Queen Nzinga: Who Was She? Queen Nzinga saw the white man come to Africa and take shares of her land. Not only did they take shares of her land, but he kidnapped her people into a life of slavery overseas, in what the white man called “the new world”. She swore to fight the Portuguese conqueror until her last breath, to prevent them from turning her people into slaves.And so she did. From the day…

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Miriam Makeba: Anti-Apartheid Singer That Was The “The Voice of Africa”

Miram Makeba: Birth & Early Life Miriam Makeba was first sent to prison when she was just 18 months old. It was 1932, the height of the Great Depression. Her mother, Regina Makeba, was a Swazi sangoma (traditional healer). She typically worked as a domestic worker, but she also set up an illegal brewery at their home in order to make ends meet. And so Little Miriam spent the first six months of her life…

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10 Black Female Authors To Read in 2023 [NEW & CLASSICS]

African-American women have always been major contributors to literature in the United States, yet often their stories are overlooked or undervalued. However, there is an ever-growing lineup of talented black female authors who are reclaiming their space and making waves. From the earliest days of African-American literature to now, these writers have created powerful works that explore topics such as race, family dynamics, motherhood, freedom and relationships – and their stories are just as important…

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Harriet Tubman: Underground Railway Pioneer & Union Army Fighter

Born as a slave, Harriet Tubman became the woman who led the most slaves to their freedom. She aunderwent brain surgery without anesthesia and was also the first woman to lead an attack in the U.S. military. These are just ways to describe Harriet Tubman, a woman who was born a slave, managed to escape, and instead of enjoying the life of freedom in the north – devoted her life to helping others.

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Candace Parker: The Must-Know Story of the WNBA’s Game-Changer

Candance Parker: Who Is She? Candace Parker is the first female basketball player to dunk during an NCAA tournament, and is considered one of the greatest players ever. She is also the first WNBA player with 6,000 points, 3,000 rebounds, 1,500 assists as well as the first women to be featured on the cover of the popular NBA 2K game. She is the younger daughter of former NBA player Larry Parker. Candace was a star…

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Mary Lumpkin: Enslaved Women That Freed A Prison Jail & Taught Them To Read

Mary Lumpkin: What Is She Known For? Mary Lumpkin was born in the peak of slavery in the United States. Slaves were considered mere property, and were sold for the owners’ benefit, regardless of their families, children, and desires. Slave owners often maintained order at the plantation with brute force, and deliberately kept enslaved people illiterate. Lumpkin herself was born into slavery. During her extraordinary life she would not only gain her freedom, but she…

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Famous Lesbians in History: Ultimate List [2023 UPDATED]

Throughout history, there have been a number of notable queer women who have made their mark on the world. From Queen Christina of Sweden to Anne Lister, these brave individuals were not afraid to express themselves and live openly as lesbians, even when it was illegal or not talked about. Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) was queen regnant of the Swedish Empire from 1632 until her abdication in 1654. She…

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Toni Morrison: First Black Female Writer To Win The Nobel Literature Prize

Toni Morrison: What was Toni Morrison most famous for? Toni Morrison was a world-renowned writer, educator, and editor. She authored 11 novels, as well as children’s books, nonfiction works, and plays. She was a true trailblazing black female writer, and gather many accolades and awards for her writing. Among them, she was the first black female author to win the Noble Prize in Literature, and she also won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book…

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