Minnie Freeman was a Nebraska teacher in 1888 who roped her students together and led them through a total white-out blizzard from the schoolhouse whose roof had collapsed, to the safety of a farmhouse three-quarters of a mile away.
Viola Liuzzo was murdered on March 1965 after the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March. She was a civil rights activist from Michigan. She is the only white woman honored at the Montgomery Civil Rights Memorial.
Clara Immerwahr - one of the first women to get her PhD in Chemistry in graduated magna cum laude. Committed suicide with a pistol after her husband Fritz Haber, himself a chemical genius, unleashed the use of chemical weapons on the world in WWI.
Jane Bolin was the first black woman to become judge in the United States (1932) . She was also the first black woman to earn a law degree from Yale, the first black...
auntada: “ thecivilwarparlor: “ Before Rosa Parks- There Was Frances Ellen Watkins Harper 1846 – She began her amazing career as a writer by publishing her first book of poetry, Forest Leaves, at the age of 1858 – She refused to give up her seat.
Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis
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.
Alice Stokes Paul - was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and the main leader and strategist of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.
Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth.
Violet Constance Jessop was an ocean liner stewardess and nurse who achieved fame by surviving the disastrous sinkings of sister ships RMS Titanic and HMHS Britannic in 1912 and 1916 respectively. In addition
Robert Lincoln was waiting to board a crowded train when he fell between the train and the platform. He was not harmed due to being pulled to safety by Edwin Booth, brother of the man that a short time later would kill Robert's father, Abraham Lincoln