Amazing Historical Women

Ladies who made a mark and shouldn't be forgotten!
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Though born into slavery Biddy Mason gained freedom for herself and her children in 1856. Only ten years later she had saved enough money to purchase property, making her the first African American woman to own land in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles,

Bridget "Biddy" Mason (August 1818 in Hancock County, Georgia – January 1891 in Los Angeles, California) was an African American nurse, and a California real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist.

I started doing #ScienceSunday as a way to continue the Women's History Month biography project past March. Instead, each week, I showcased a scientist.

#ScienceSunday 2015 Roundup

I started doing as a way to continue the Women's History Month biography project past March. Instead, each week, I showcased a scientist.

Harriet Ross Tubman, 1911. In my opinion one the most interesting women in the world, past or present. Its difficult to summarize her bio in 500 characters. She was an adventurer, humanitarian, reformer, spy & hero. The links give an account of her life & accomplishments. I chose this image because it fits her other name, "Moses".    http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/0history/hwny-tubman.html, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html.

Harriet Tubman - An American woman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North along the route of the Underground Railroad.

Josephine Holloway (pictured with granddaughter) was the 1st African American Troop Leader and lobbied for African Americans to be allowed to be involved in Girl Scouts.

Famous Girls Scouts who have made a difference - Josephine Holloway - African-American Troop Leader. She lobbied for African-Americans to be allowed to join the Girl Scouts.

Kublia Khan - WTF fun facts | Follow @gwylio0148 or visit http://gwyl.io/ for more diy/kids/pets videos

A medieval European illustration of the Mongol princess Khutulun wrestling one of her suitors

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was one of the most notorious members of the French Resistance, working on numerous sabotage operations and organizing more than 700 Resistance members into a guerilla fighting force. She was the Gestapo's most wanted spy, with a five-million-franc bounty on her head, and she once killed an SS sentry with her bare hands to prevent him from raising an alarm. A true hero.

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was working on…

Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray became the first African American woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest in 1977 at the age of 67, the first Black deputy attorney general in the state of California in 1945, the first Black American to receive a J.S.D. from Yale Law School in 1965, and graduated first (and the only woman) in her Howard University Law School class in 1944.

Rev Dr Pauli Murray became th Afr-Am woman ordained Episcopal priest black deputy attorney general in California, Afr-Am a JSD frm Yale Law School 1965 & graduated (th only woman) in hr Howard Univ Law School class in 44

Symphonic Composer Florence Price, 1930s. Considered to be the 1st recognized African American female symphonic composer. Price published two of her spiritual arrangements, “I Am Bound for the Kingdom,” and “I’m Workin’ on My Buildin’,” and dedicated them to the black contralto Marian Anderson, who performed them on a regular basis.

Florence Beatrice Smith Price (April 1887 - June composer, arranger and teacher. Price who was the first African-American female composer to have a symphonic composition performed by a major American symphony orchestra.

2015 Women's History Month STEM Biography Series Roundup

2015 Women's History Month STEM Biography Series Roundup

For Women's History Month I posted daily biographies of women scientists. In case you couldn't tell by my Women in STEM jewelry series, I'm pretty obsesse

‎"I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'" -Eleanor Roosevelt

"I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'" - Eleanor Roosevelt Photo taken 1948 in Berlin

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2015 Women's History Month STEM Biography Series Roundup

For Women& History Month I posted daily biographies of women scientists. In case you couldn& tell by my Women in STEM jewelry series, I& pretty obsesse

Aida Overton Walker - The most influential and revered African-American female theatre performer during the transition into the 20th Century.

Aida Overton Walker - The most influential and revered African-American female theatre performer during the transition into the Century.

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2015 Women's History Month STEM Biography Series Roundup

For Women& History Month I posted daily biographies of women scientists. In case you couldn& tell by my Women in STEM jewelry series, I& pretty obsesse

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