Today in History: NOVEMBER 21 © Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images  1922: First WOMA to serve in U.S. senate Rebecca L. Felton, a Georgia Democrat, was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate; her term, the result of an interim appointment, ended the following day as Walter F. George, the winner of a special election, took office.

Today in History: NOVEMBER 21 © Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images 1922: First WOMA to serve in U.S. senate Rebecca L. Felton, a Georgia Democrat, was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate; her term, the result of an interim appointment, ended the following day as Walter F. George, the winner of a special election, took office.

Australia’s first women Olympians, Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie, 1912 from State Library of New South Wales Collection,

Australia’s first women Olympians, Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie, 1912 from State Library of New South Wales Collection,

Women's Sports Team, Howard University | 1930s  Women's Sports Team, Howard University,1930s. Addison Scurlock, photographer.    Source: Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Women's Sports Team, Howard University | 1930s Women's Sports Team, Howard University,1930s. Addison Scurlock, photographer. Source: Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

The haunting portrait of an Armenia woman with tattoos on her face, indicates that she was ‘owned’ by someone as a forced wife and sex-slave during the years of the Armenian Genocide. "Grandma’s Tattoos" unveils the story of the Armenian women driven out of Ottoman Turkey during the First World War-Armenian Genocide.

The haunting portrait of an Armenia woman with tattoos on her face, indicates that she was ‘owned’ by someone as a forced wife and sex-slave during the years of the Armenian Genocide. "Grandma’s Tattoos" unveils the story of the Armenian women driven out of Ottoman Turkey during the First World War-Armenian Genocide.

52 PHOTOS OF POWERFUL WOMEN Who Changed History Forever | Ֆ  Railroad workers at lunch. Many were the wives and even mothers of the men who left for war. [1943]

52 PHOTOS OF POWERFUL WOMEN Who Changed History Forever | Ֆ Railroad workers at lunch. Many were the wives and even mothers of the men who left for war. [1943]

52 PHOTOS OF POWERFUL WOMEN Who Changed History Forever | Ֆ  Female pilots leaving their B-17, "Pistol Packin' Mama" [c. 1941 - 1945]

52 PHOTOS OF POWERFUL WOMEN Who Changed History Forever | Ֆ Female pilots leaving their B-17, "Pistol Packin' Mama" [c. 1941 - 1945]

Richard Kobayashi holds a head of cabbage in each hand.    Image: by Ansel Adams at Manzanar / Library of Congress  Pictures of Daily Life of Japanese Internment at Manzanar Camp in 1943 and 1944

Richard Kobayashi holds a head of cabbage in each hand. Image: by Ansel Adams at Manzanar / Library of Congress Pictures of Daily Life of Japanese Internment at Manzanar Camp in 1943 and 1944

"Don't be afraid." That's what Ruby Bridges's mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history

"Don't be afraid." That's what Ruby Bridges's mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history

Lélia Gonzalez (1935-1994) was a Brazilian intellectual, anthropologist, professor and militant of the Movimento Negro Unificado. She is a legend in the history of the Brazilian feminist movement in its struggle to combat violence against women, particularly sexual and domestic violence. A pioneer in the study of Black Culture, she earned a degree in Philosophy and History, a Master’s in Social Communications and a Ph.D in Social Anthropology in São Paulo and dedicatin

Lélia Gonzalez (1935-1994) was a Brazilian intellectual, anthropologist, professor and militant of the Movimento Negro Unificado. She is a legend in the history of the Brazilian feminist movement in its struggle to combat violence against women, particularly sexual and domestic violence. A pioneer in the study of Black Culture, she earned a degree in Philosophy and History, a Master’s in Social Communications and a Ph.D in Social Anthropology in São Paulo and dedicatin

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