Florence Kelley Kelley did more than any other century American to rectify the awful conditions of child labor. She was also a leading organizer against sweatshops and a pioneering advocate for working women.
Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.
Anna Mae Hays received a commission in the Army Nurse Corps in May…
James K. Polk was born in North Carolina on November 2,1795. In 1825 he entered the House of Representatives, where he served for 14 years. He was elected to the Presidency in 1844. During his term, major issues included the boundary with Canada in the far Northwest and the Mexican War.
Clarina Nichols (journalist, reformer) made a name for herself writing about what would later become three life-defining passions: women's rights in child custody, married women's property rights, and equality in matters pertaining to public schools.
Sarah & Angelina Grimke, born to a slave-owning supreme-court judge in Charleston. They fled north, where their deep personal revulsion of slavery led them to become the first females to speak in public in the US.