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Walt Whitman, Poet of Democracy

Whitman is often touted as the best and most important poet in U. history, but he also worked as a teacher and a journalist.

Photograph of a female samurai warrior from the late 1800's. Wow! She is the definition of BAD ASS!

30 Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today -- One Of The Onna-Bugeisha, Female Samurai Warrior Of The Upper Bushi (Samurai), Class In Feudal Japan (Late

Actress Hedy Lamarr was also a mathematician and the inventor of frequency hopping spread spectrum, a technology still used for bluetooth and wifi.  Thanks to LGBT Equality World Wide for the share!

Actress Hedy Lamarr was also a mathematician and the inventor of frequency hopping spread spectrum, a technology still used for bluetooth and wifi. Thanks to LGBT Equality World Wide for the share!

Mary Edwards Walker, First Woman Awarded the Medal of Honor

When the Civil War began, Mary Edwards Walker sought work as a surgeon. She became the first woman to win a Medal of Honor. Tune in to learn more about Mary Edwards Walker.

The History Girls: Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson

The History Girls: Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson (Click through to read this woman's amazing exploits!) Thanks Harwood

Nellie Bly: First investagative reporter(1987) Had herself committed, spending 10 days on at the mental institution on Blackwell Island. After her return, she wrote a shocking piece chronicling the experience, including beatings, ice baths, and force-fed meals. The shocking piece received a lot of attention, and inspired some reforms of New York's mental institutions.

Nellie Bly - century marvel, she was a well known journalist who was famous for her asylum exposé in Nellie had faked insanity for a better look inside the women’s asylum. Another achievement of Nellie's was her journey around the world in 72 days.

Altamura Man was discovered in 1993 near the city of Altamura, Italy. The ancient calcified skull confounded experts, who could not agree on his age, nor the species he belonged to. However, a new study has now determined that Altamura Man is a Neanderthal and the bones are between 128,000 and 187,000 years old. Using the latest high-tech methods, they have been able to extract a bone sample which represents the oldest DNA ever recovered from a Neanderthal.

Altamura Man: Skeleton in Stone Yields Oldest Neanderthal DNA

Black Then | Josephine Baker: Renowned Entertainer in France, Civil Rights Activist in America

Josephine Baker - Biography - Singer, Dancer, Civil Rights Activist -

Prospect Park, Part 2

In our second episode about Brooklyn's public park, we interview three guests about the park's history and restoration.

President Thomas Jefferson's ice cream recipe

Thomas Jefferson: American President...and Ice Cream Maker?

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