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Nancy Green a. the original "Aunt Jemima". Miss Green was born into slavery in Montgomery County, Kentucky and became the "face" and "voice" of "Aunt Jemima" in - Center for African American Studies Black History Month, Black History Facts, Kings & Queens, Happy Black, Interesting History, African American History, Women In History, Black People, Black Is Beautiful

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Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth. Green signed a lifetime contract with the pancake company and her image was used for packaging and billboards.

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement. In Woodhull was the first female candidate for President of the United States. Women In History, World History, Ancient History, Great Women, Amazing Women, Beautiful Women, Kings & Queens, Interesting History, Historical Photos

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, born in 1838, married at age fifteen to an alcoholic and womanizer. She became the first woman to establish a brokerage firm on Wall Street and played an active role in the woman's suffrage movement. She became the first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872. Her name is largely lost in history. Few recognize her name and accomplishments.

Hattiesburg McDaniel is the first African-America Academy Award nominee and winner for her role as Mammy in "Gone With The Wind". McDaniel has two Hollywood Walk of Fame stars! Vanessa Redgrave, Rudolph Valentino, Clark Gable, Ronald Reagan, Anjelica Huston, Women In History, Black History, Fort Collins, Kings & Queens

Hattie McDaniel, Oscar Night | Black Hollywood Series

Hattie Mcdaniel was the first black performer to win an Academy Award.... Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). McDaniel was also a professional singer-songwriter, comedienne, stage actress, radio performer and television star. She was in fact the first black woman to sing on the radio in America. Over the course of her career, McDaniel appeared in over 300 films, although she only received screen credits for about 80. McDaniel has two stars on…

Funny pictures about The first Afghan female pilot. Oh, and cool pics about The first Afghan female pilot. Also, The first Afghan female pilot. Great Women, Amazing Women, Non Plus Ultra, Female Pilot, Female Hero, Female Soldier, Pilot Training, My Champion, World History

The first Afghan female pilot…

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This fierce lady is Juana Galán. She was a Spanish heroine known for beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Peninsula War During the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, there weren’t enough men to defend the village from invading French troops. Women In History, World History, History Books, Great Women, Amazing Women, Super Women, Amazing People, Persona, Performance Marketing

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This fierce lady is Juana Galán. She was a Spanish heroine known for beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Peninsula War (1808-1814). During the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, 1808,...

Ruth Law bought her first airplane from Orville Wright in 1912 at age First to do a loop-de-loop. First woman authorized to wear a military uniform. Women In History, World History, Black History, Modern History, Ancient History, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Antique Photos

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steampunkvehicles: “Ruth Law. Bought her first airplane from Orville Wright in 1912 at age 21. First woman to do a loop-de-loop. First woman authorized to wear a uniform by the U.S. Military. She’s...

Little Known Black History Fact: Tia Norfleet is the first and only black woman racecar driver to be licensed by NASCAR.she's got a lot of 'tude goin' on, too! Black Power, Divas, Kings & Queens, Black History Facts, History Pics, African American Women, African Americans, Native Americans, My Black Is Beautiful

Little Known Black History Fact: Tia Norfleet is the first and only black woman racecar driver to be licensed by NASCAR.

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II. In Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga World History, World War Ii, Mystery Of History, Interesting History, History Facts, 40 Years, Historical Photos, Old Photos, Wwii

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga

May 1950 poet Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize.On May 1950 poet Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize. Lewis Carroll, African American Women, African Americans, African Diaspora, My Black Is Beautiful, Portraits, Black History Month, Before Us, African American History

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On May 5, 1950 poet Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize.

MAJ Jennifer Grieves, the first woman to pilot Marine One, the POTUS' helicopter. Jennifer Grieves is the first female Marine One aircraft commander and she took her last flight with an all female crew – another first in the Marine Corps. Female Marines, Female Pilot, Women Marines, Military Women, Military History, Great Women, Amazing Women, Smart Women, We Are The World

Marine Corps Maj. Jennifer Grieves Marine One

Marine Corps Maj. Jennifer Grieves is interviewed at the White House in Washington, Friday, July 17, 2009 WASHINGTON — Jennifer Grieves wanted independence, exposure and something she could be proud of when she joined the Marine Corps. She got all that, and more — including a place in history as the first woman to ever pilot Marine One, the president's helicopter. For about 40 times in the past 14 months, she has been the one responsible for ferrying President Barack Obama, former…

The Phyllis Wheatley Monument~The first African-American poet and first African-American woman to publish a book in the United States. "This statue is a beautiful tribute to a truly courageous human-being! Rodin, African American Poets, African Americans, Bronze, Louise Bourgeois, Phillis Wheatley, African Diaspora, My Black Is Beautiful, Black History Month

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The Phyllis Wheatley Monument. The first African American Poet and first African American woman to publish a book in the United States.

Henrietta Swan Leavitt: American astronomer known for her discovery of the relationship between period and luminosity in Cepheid variables, pulsating stars that vary regularly in brightness in periods. Great Women, Amazing Women, Henrietta Leavitt, Lancaster, Tracy Chevalier, Historia Universal, American Revolutionary War, Badass Women, Interesting History

APOD: 2000 September 3 - Henrietta Leavitt Calibrates the Stars

Sybil Ludington, is considered to be the female equivalent of Paul Revere. At only 16 years old, she made a journey twice as long as Revere’s. Her father, Col. Ludington was the leader of the local militia. In April of 1777, Col. Ludington sent Sybil to warn the militia members in several other towns to prepare for the impending attack by the British. Sybil traveled 40 miles on horseback on a stormy night. Sybil was thanked for her help by George Washington who came to her home personally.