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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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Ann Hodges: She Took A Nap & Was Hit By A Meteorite!

Ann Hodges: What Happened To Her? In 1954, 34 year old Ann Hodges was napping peacefully on her couch, in her house in Sylacauga, Alabama. Suddenly, a meteorite crashed through the roof of her house and hit her. This event made headlines all over the world, and Ann’s story continues to capture imaginations to this day. Here’s everything you need to know about this incredible woman and her extraordinary life. On November 30, 1954, Ann…

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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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Cindy Gallop: How To End Rape Culture With Love

“We end rape culture by doing something incredibly simple that nevertheless, nobody else anywhere on the internet is doing. We end rape culture by showing you how wonderful, great consensual communicative sex is in the real world.” The bold claims are made by Cindy Gallop – a trailblazing woman if ever there was one.   An “action oriented” person, as she describes herself, she is aiming to change our shame-based culture around sex.  Born in England…

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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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Genie Chance: Broadcasting 59 Hours Through An Earthquake

Genie Chance: Surviving and Broadcasting Through the Great Alaska Earthquake On Friday, March 27th, 1964, the ground in Alaska shook. It didn’t just shake – the earthquake was a 9.2 on the Richter scale –  the second most powerful earthquake ever recorded, and the most powerful one in North America. The earthquake was so powerful, that the tsunami that followed caused causalities in Oregon and California. 139 people died in that earthquake. Anchorage was almost…

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Lucy Schell: The Race Car Driver That Beat Hitler

In the 1930s, the Germany had complete domination of one of the most popular sports at the time: race car driving. German drivers, in state-of-the art Mercedes cars, armed with money from the Nazi regime, starred in Grand Prix competitions. Until one woman had had enough, and decided to compete against the German hegemony. Lucy O’Reilly Schell, an American trailblazing woman, was herself a former race car driver. She also inherited a fortune from her…

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