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She Would Not Be Silent, Ida B Wells  [b. 1862 - d. 1931]    Ida B Wells was in England in 1894 when she heard that white Southerners had put a black woman in San Antonio, Texas into a barrel with "nails driven through the sides and then rolled [it] down a hill until she died." The 31 year old Wells, a black Southerner, was seasoned to the widespread phenomenon of mob torture and murder that went by the shorthand "lynching"; in fact, she was abroad on a speaking tour denouncing it…

She Would Not Be Silent, Ida B Wells [b. 1862 - d. 1931] Ida B Wells was in England in 1894 when she heard that white Southerners had put a black woman in San Antonio, Texas into a barrel with "nails driven through the sides and then rolled [it] down a hill until she died." The 31 year old Wells, a black Southerner, was seasoned to the widespread phenomenon of mob torture and murder that went by the shorthand "lynching"; in fact, she was abroad on a speaking tour denouncing it…

Microbiologist and pediatrician Hattie Elizabeth Alexander began working on Haemophilus influenza in the early 1930s. The bacteria caused influenzal meningitis with a near 100% mortality rate in infants and children. Alexander’s development of an antiserum as well as her work to standardize diagnosis and treatment, dropped the mortality rate down below 25%. www.nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #NWHM #WomensHistory #HattieElizabethAlexander #WomenInScience

Microbiologist and pediatrician Hattie Elizabeth Alexander began working on Haemophilus influenza in the early 1930s. The bacteria caused influenzal meningitis with a near 100% mortality rate in infants and children. Alexander’s development of an antiserum as well as her work to standardize diagnosis and treatment, dropped the mortality rate down below 25%. www.nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #NWHM #WomensHistory #HattieElizabethAlexander #WomenInScience

From Mother Theresa - "Show kindness through your face, your eyes, your smile and through the warmth of your greetings. You must bear a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.

From Mother Theresa - "Show kindness through your face, your eyes, your smile and through the warmth of your greetings. You must bear a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.

17 of History’s Most Rebellious Women |  Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu has been the foremost leader in the effort to democratize the Southeast Asian nation as well as a courageous advocate for human rights and peaceful revolution. She spent 15 years under house arrest when the government refused to cede power to her after her party was elected. (Alison Wright—Corbis)

17 Photos of History's Most Rebellious Women

17 of History’s Most Rebellious Women | Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu has been the foremost leader in the effort to democratize the Southeast Asian nation as well as a courageous advocate for human rights and peaceful revolution. She spent 15 years under house arrest when the government refused to cede power to her after her party was elected. (Alison Wright—Corbis)

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School's first female student , was admitted because she was brilliant...and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. She attended nine years before enrollment was opened to women.

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Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School's first female student , was admitted because she was brilliant...and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. She attended nine years before enrollment was opened to women.

First Black Catholic Bishop Rev. Joseph O. Bowers - Jet Magazine, May 7, 1953 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

First Black Catholic Bishop Rev. Joseph O. Bowers - Jet Magazine, May 7, 1953 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

Midnight Train to Georgia | 1942    A group of African American women waiting for their trains at the Pennsylvania railroad station, New York City, 1942. Sepia tone (original b). by Black History Album, via Flickr

Midnight Train to Georgia | 1942 A group of African American women waiting for their trains at the Pennsylvania railroad station, New York City, 1942. Sepia tone (original b). by Black History Album, via Flickr

"Ethelyn Mildred Taylor Chisum (1895-1983) was a black teacher and administrator. She was born in Dallas on June 9, 1895. After graduating from Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College in 1913, she taught in the public schools in Texas (1916–23). She served as president of the Dallas Teachers Council, an affiliate of the National Education Association, from 1948-1958 and as an advisor to the council from 1959-1965. She was the NEA membership chairwoman for North Texas from…

"Ethelyn Mildred Taylor Chisum (1895-1983) was a black teacher and administrator. She was born in Dallas on June 9, 1895. After graduating from Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College in 1913, she taught in the public schools in Texas (1916–23). She served as president of the Dallas Teachers Council, an affiliate of the National Education Association, from 1948-1958 and as an advisor to the council from 1959-1965. She was the NEA membership chairwoman for North Texas from…

Florence Bascom (1862–1945) was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and was also the first woman elected to the Geological Society of America.

Florence Bascom (1862–1945) was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and was also the first woman elected to the Geological Society of America.

Geologist Florence Bascom was the first woman to earn a Ph. from Johns Hopkins University and, in the first woman elected to the Geological Society of America. She was Professor of Geology at Bryn Mawr College from

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