In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.
Bigotry and hate. In at Jackson, Mississippi, Matt Herron took an iconic and ironic image from the civil rights era as a white policeman rips an American flag away from a young black boy, having already confiscated his ‘No More Police Brutality’ sign.
GRACE HOPPER (computer scientist, invented the first compiler which is a program that translates a computer language like Java into machine code, every single program and operating system computers use today was made possible by her first compiler)
An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through
Civil Rights Freedom Riders & pacifists, John Lewis (left) and Jim Zwerg (right) in 1961 after being beaten by an angry White crowd. Jim Zwerg is seen here removing loose and broken teeth from his mouth after the beating.
Olive Myrtle Henderson (1877-1957) was the first female African American to graduate from Northwestern with a dental degree and the second female African American to practice dentistry in Chicago after Dr. Ida Gray Nelson Rollins. Dr. Henderson married Thomas Sterling Officer, MD, in June 1911. She opened a private practice on the South Side in 1912, and was active in the National Association of Colored Women and in her church, St. Thomas Episcopal, on South Wabash Avenue.
The story of Olive Oatman. Her family was murdered Olive was sold to another tribe and it is they who tattooed her chin and arms. Olive was rescued when word of a white girl reached an army outpost. Her freedom bought with blankets and other trade items.
“Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the “Bronze Venus”, the “Black Pearl”, and even the “Créole Goddess” in anglophone nations. Baker was the first African American fe.