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I am at once a physician, a citizen and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged and the planned have the right to live. - Dr. Mildred Jefferson (1926-2010) The first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School

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I am at once a physician, a citizen and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged and the planned have the right to live. – …

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander (1898 – 1989) achieved a lot of firsts in her life. She was the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in the United States, the first woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the first African American woman to be admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, and was the first national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander (1898 – 1989) achieved a lot of firsts in her life. She was the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in the United States, the first woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the first African American woman to be admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, and was the first national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

The brave and principled gentleman in this photograph. The real Claus von Stauffenberg who was behind the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was executed and deemed a traitor until later years when Germans build a memorial to him and the others behind the attempt to save the destruction of Germany from Hitler. They KNEW if their plan failed they would be executed.

The brave and principled gentleman in this photograph. The real Claus von Stauffenberg who was behind the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was executed and deemed a traitor until later years when Germans build a memorial to him and the others behind the attempt to save the destruction of Germany from Hitler. They KNEW if their plan failed they would be executed.

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.

Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

It's International Women's Day, so let's celebrate some incredible women.

Elizabeth Blackwell said she turned to medicine after a close friend who was dying suggested she would have been spared much embarrassment if her physician had been a woman. She became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register

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Alexander Graham Bell - 3. March 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland; † 1. August 1922 in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada) Aside from Bell, 9 other men were working on inventing the telephone. There were many claims and counter claims, before the patent was registered for an electromagnetic device by Alexander Bell and Thomas Watson which later led to the development of the telephone.

100+ Portraits of Iconic People of All Time

Today we bring you a great collection of portraits of the most iconic people throughout history. Portraits explore the relationship between the subject and the

"I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war."

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Ernest Hemingway Charles de Gaulle Andy Warhol Humphrey Bogart Gérard Depardieu W. H. Auden Muhammad Ali Albert Einstein Winston Churchill Elizabeth Taylor Pablo Picasso Albert Schweitzer Jacques Couseteau Vladimir Nabokov Marian Anderson Marcel Marceau John F. Kennedy Mikhail Gorbachev Alfred…

In 1844, Alexandre Dumas père wrote The Three Musketeers. He is the grandson of a Haitian Marie-Cessette Dumas, and his father remains the highest ranking African descent soldier in any European army. The lack of prejudice reflects the equality-liberty-fraternity motto of France. He is one of the most widely read French Authors and his works have been made into over 200 movies.

Nadar | [Album Containing Photographs, Engravings, Drawings, and Publications Pertaining to Alexandre Dumas] | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Inscription: Signed in ink on print, recto BR: "Nadar // 113 St. Lazare"; Blindstamp on mount below image; recto BC: " NADAR // & Cie SOCIETE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE ARTISTIQUE 113 R.St. Lazare 113"

Mae Jemison, the 1st black woman to fly in Space (1992). Jemison graduated with a dual degree in chemical engineering and African-American Studies and later obtained a Doctor of Medicine and travelled to developing countries to provide primary care

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Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison‘s inclusive, audacious journey to improving life here on earth and beyond is paving the way for human interstellar travel.

Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012). Italian neurologist 103 years active and working. Nobel Prize (Physiology/Medicine) for her discovery of nerve growth factor. Inspiring for all women. ~ 'I tell young people: Do not think of yourself, think of others. Think of the future that awaits you, think about what you can do and do not fear anything. Do not fear the difficulties: I've had many in the past and I crossed without fear, with total indifference for myself'

Rita Levi Montalcini

Nella vita non bisogna mai rassegnarsi, arrendersi alla mediocrità, bensì uscire da quella "zona grigia" in cui tutto è abitudine e rassegnazione passiva, [...] bisogna coltivare [...] il coraggio di ribellarsi.

Emmy Noether (1882-1935)    She devised a mathematical principle, called Noether's theorem, which became a foundation stone of quantum physics. Her calculations helped Einstein formulate his general theory of relativity. "It is really through her that I have become competent in the subject," he admitted.

Woman’s History Month 2013 - Day 1

So today marks the first day of Woman’s History Month. The theme, so I’m told, is: Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Which I think is a pretty good theme, especially as this is one area of history that women are often conveniently left out of, or passed over for their male counterparts. Subsequently to honour this month – and also educate myself a bit more – each day of WHM I am going to honour one women from…

Susanna “Dora” Salter became quite famous, both nationally and internationally, in 1887 when the townspeople of Argonia, Kansas elected her as the first woman mayor in the United States. She was also the first woman to be elected to any political office in the U.S. At the time, she was only 27 years old.

Susanna “Dora” Salter

Susanna “Dora” Salter became quite famous, both nationally and internationally, in 1887 when the townspeople of Argonia, Kansas elected her as the first woman mayor in the United States. She was also the first woman to be elected to any political office in the U.S. At the time, she was only 27 years old. Leading up to the election, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (of which Salter was a member of) fought to keep prohibition a prime issue in the city’s elections. This angered some of…

Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer of the Apollo Project, stands next to the code she wrote by hand and that was used to take humanity to the moon. [1969]

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