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.
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.
She was widowed at the age of 27, as a mother to a 3-year-old daughter. Napoleon’s wars occupied the world, and importing goods from France
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
Imagine yourself at 17. Imagine that you’re sitting across 40 of the smartest and most educated people in the country – and next to them
She was the first woman in Germany to become a full professor; Albert Einstein called her “the German Marie Curie,” and after World World II,
“I heard a noise, so I took off my headphones and raised my head. Then, I saw the fire. The huge wall of fire that
June Almeida was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1930, and died in 2007 – long before the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, took our lives by storm.
A guest post by Yael Gazit Everyone who has ever watched Friends knows what Ross’s job is (Paleontology), but have you ever wondered where this
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 –