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.
Lizzie Magie was the true inventor of Monopoly, but her contribution has been largely ignored. She created The Landlord’s Game to raise awareness for the dangers of monopolies.
Her speech, Ain’t I A Woman, is still considered one of the most important and most quoted speeches in the history of the US. Quite an accomplishment for someone who never learned to read or write. A prominent feminist and abolitionist, she was the first Black woman to win a trial against a white man.
In May 1940, Cécile Rol-Tanguy’s father was imprisoned by the Vichy regime. Her partner, Henri, was off fighting, far away from Paris. Her daughter, Françoise,
The first woman to get accepted into the Florence Academy of Art during the Renaissance was almost completely forgotten in art history. When she is
Gracia Mendes Nasi Beatrice de Luna (Dona Gracia) dreamed of a Jewish state, years before Hetrzl. She acted against authorities to protect Jews from Inquisition and settle European Jews.
Lisa Lindahl, Polly Smith, and Hinda Miller wanted to find a way to run without back pain. The invention is what we know now as the sports bra.
Sarah ‘Fanny’ Durack: Australia Didn’t Want To Send Her to the Olympics. So She Raised Her Own Funds and Won the Gold Medal
Australia may have been one of the first countries to grant women the right to vote, but that doesn’t mean that women had full equality.
When Jesus was a year old, someone just as extraordinary was born far away – the eldest Trung sister. Around 1 AD, Trung Trac was
When she was a teenager, Lyudmila Pavlichenko heard her neighbor’s son say that women can’t shoot – and she got angry. She decided that she
Juliette Gréco didn’t get off to a promising start. She was born as a product of rape – a fact which her mother kept reminding
When the Catholic Church explained that AIDS was a punishment for being gay, and Church officials called AIDS patients perverts, one Catholic nurse from Illinois