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In a time in which the Catholic Church explained that AIDS was a punishment for being gay, and Church officials called AIDS patients perverts, one
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Like in many other fields, males seem to dominate famous scientist lists. Sure, most people are familiar with Marie Curie and perhaps Rosalind Franklin, but
Carolina Maria de Jesus: She Lived In the Slums, Had An Elementary-School Education, and Wrote a Best-Seller
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Miriam Makeba was first sent to prison when she was just 18 years old. It was 1932, during the Great Depression. Her mother, who typically