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Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier was a member of the resistance until 1942 when she was arrested, and sent first to Birkenau on 24 Jan then Ravensbruck. Marie-Claude remained at Ravensbruck even after the war, caring for the sick until the last POW left.

Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier, matricule 31685, militante de la mémoire :: Florentine et Jean Sueur

Sarah Loguen Fraser (January 1850 - April the first African American to graduate from Syracuse University College of Medicine in one of the first African American Women to earn a medical degree.

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American History: Ida B. Wells-Barnett, an African American journalist, newspaper editor, & early leader in the civil rights movement, born in early in the Civil War

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Ida B. Wells; 1862-1931; Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites. She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several women's organizations. Wells was a skilled and persuasive rhetorician, and traveled internationally on lecture tours.

Cowgirl from the old west-- Many cowgirls and cowboys were Native peoples

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Women throughout history have cast aside their cumbersome petticoats, crinolines, corsets, and bustles in favour of more practical bifurcated garments. Although we are still navigating the complexity of the body-image standards to which women are being held today, can you imagine being arrested for wearing jeans instead of a skirt? That’s exactly what happened to Dr. …

Eleanor Roosevelt As wife of the President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt challenged and transformed the historically ceremonial, behind-the-scenes First Lady role.

Diane de Poitiers (3 September 1499 – 25 April 1566) was a French noblewoman and a prominent courtier. She became notorious as the Henry II of France's favourite. Diane de Poitiers would remain Henry's lifelong companion. Henry entrusted Diane with the Crown Jewels of France, had the Château d'Anet built for her, and gave her the Château de Chenonceau. Many of Henry's official letters were signed HenriDiane. Historical Women, Historical Fiction, French History, Art History, Crown Jewels, Royal Jewels, French Royalty, Renaissance Portraits, Medieval Life

Diane de Poitiers (3 September 1499 – 25 April 1566) was a French noblewoman and a prominent courtier. She became notorious as the Henry II of France's favourite. Diane de Poitiers would remain Henry's lifelong companion. Henry entrusted Diane with the Crown Jewels of France, had the Château d'Anet built for her, and gave her the Château de Chenonceau. Many of Henry's official letters were signed HenriDiane.

Krystyna Skarbek – a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent, legendary for daring intelligence and sabotage missions to Nazi-occupied Poland and France. Longest serving British women agent during World War II.

SPY WEEK Famous Polish Spies - Krystyna Skarbek

Krystyna Skarbek Krystyna Skarbek (1 May 1915 – 15 June 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent who became a legend in her own time for her daring exploits in intelligence and sabotage missions to Nazi-occupied Poland and France. She was a British agent just months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and had been the longest serving of all British women agents during World War II. Skarbek was extremely resourceful and quite persuasive. Because of her influence the SOE…

Dorothea of Brandenburg, lived of Christopher of Bavaria and Christian I of Denmark. Queen of Denmark and Norway and and Sweden and two times each. Served as regent in Denmark during the absences of her spouse. great-grandmother of Catherine the Great. Sweden, Renaissance, Brandenburg Germany, Otto Von Bismarck, Danish Royalty, Catherine The Great, Late Middle Ages, Oldenburg, Princess Margaret

Dorothea of Brandenburg (1430/1431 –10 November 1495) was the consort of Christopher of Bavaria and Christian I of Denmark. Dorothea was the daughter of John, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, and Barbara of Saxe-Wittenberg. She was Queen of Denmark (1445–1448 and 1449–1481), Norway (1445–1448 and 1450–1481), and Sweden (1447–1448 and 1457–1464) two times each. She also served as regent in Denmark during the absences of her spouse.

Tart of the Week: Queen Caroline Matilda Princess Louise, Princess Caroline, King George 111, Denmark History, The Duchess Of Devonshire, Danish Royalty, Mary Queen Of Scots, Women In History, Queen Victoria

Tart of the Week: Queen Caroline Matilda

Naughty Queen alert! If you are aware of what a prude King George III was, it might shock you to find that his baby sister was, well...not. Caroline grew up as you would a expect a young princess to. She was born in 1751, a few months after her father's premature death. She learned the way to walk, talk, and be the perfect little princess, so it was only a matter of time before she was married off to secure a political alliance. The lucky fellow was the King of Denmark and Norway, Christian…

Women have/will play an important role in history. In the United States, there are ten national parks dedicated to women and their important work. Find out more about these amazing home. Travel Advice, Travel Guides, Travel Tips, Women's History, Modern History, British History, Ancient History, American History

Ten National Parks Dedicated to Women

Women have/will play an important role in history. In the United States, there are ten national parks dedicated to women and their important work.

Speed skater Bonnie Blair became the first woman ever to earn five gold medals at the Olympic Games, and until she was the most decorated American Winter Olympian. Great Women, Amazing Women, Athletic Scholarships, Female Athletes, Women Athletes, Body Issues, America Girl, Ordinary Girls, Famous Girls

Women’s History Month 2021

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the

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Djamila Bouhired Is An Algerian Militant. Bouhired Is A Nationalist Who Opposed The French Colonial Rule Of Algeria.

March 8 is International Women's Day (US has its equivalent on the 26th of August) which celebrates the struggle for women's rights. Throughout history, many strong women had to rise against the odds and fight for their dreams and passions, equality and solidarity among men. Their bravery contributed to shaping today's world, and has to be remembered.

Antonia Coello Novello, M., (born August is a Puerto Rican physician and public health administrator. She was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and served as fourteenth Surgeon General of the United States from 1990 to

Antonia Novello, M.D. (b. Aug. 23, 1944 in Puerto Rico) is a physician and public health administrator. She was a vice admiral in the Public Health Services Commissioned Corps and served as 14th Surgeon General of the US from 1990 to 1993. She is the first woman and first hispanic to serve as Surgeon General. Novello also served as Commissioner of Health for State of New York from 1999 to 2006.

Overlooked No More: Bessie Coleman, Pioneering African-American Aviatrix - The New York Times