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Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis  @ 100 Born July 23, 1899, in Springfield, Illinois, Ruth Ellis was the oldest "out" African American lesbian known. The film offers a rare opportunity to experience a century of our American history as lived by one inspiring woman. By example, Ruth Ellis shows us what is possible and what can be realized, if one not only lives long and ages well but also lives with pride. Ruth Ellis died at home peacefully in her sleep on October 5, 2000. She was 101.

latinosexuality: “ Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100 Born July in Springfield, Illinois, Ruth Ellis was the oldest “out” African American lesbian known. The film offers a rare opportunity.

Meet the “Chinese Joan of Arc,” Qiu Jin(1875-1907), a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. She was the first woman to lead an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty, for which she was arrested and executed. She became the first female martyr for China’s 1911 Revolution and is celebrated as a national heroine today

Meet the “Chinese Joan of Arc,” Qiu Jin (秋瑾) a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women.

Esther Jones was the real Betty Boop!  | 10 Little Known Black History Facts | PBS

Esther Jones, known by her stage name, "Baby Esther," was an African-American singer and entertainer of the late Her "baby" singing style often included the phrase “Boop-oop-a-doop”. She performed regularly at the Cotton Club in Harlem.

Nannie_Helen_Burroughs  forerunner in American education.  opened her school in 1909. Follow the link to an excellent article

Nannie Helen Burroughs (born May was an African American educator, orator, religious leader, and businesswoman. She gained national recognition for her 1900 speech She founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, DC in

Folorunsho Alakija One of he richest Billionaires we never head of. Worth: $2.7 Billion As of 7/6/2014 @ 6:15AM * Follow (50) Age	63 Source Of Wealth	 oil, Self Made Residence	Lagos, Nigeria Citizenship	Nigeria Its happening for Women, come see more at www.motorciyclub.com  Keepin ya in the know. hapy Sunday!

Folorunsho Alakija

Folorunsho Alakija - Nigerian billionaire is now the richest Black woman in the world.

These 3 girls were part of a group of former slaves from New Orleans sent to the North on a publicity tour to raise money for schools that served former slaves run by abolitionist groups after the Union Army occupied much of Louisiana in 1863, and to arouse the sympathy of countrymen who were preoccupied by war, and ambivalent on the issue of  slavery. One of the major reasons for the great success of this campaign was that four of the children were of mixed race.....but looked white.

The 'white' slave children of New Orleans: Images of pale mixed-race slaves used to drum up sympathy among wealthy donors in 1860s

The 'white' slave children of New Orleans: Images of pale mixed-race slaves used to drum up sympathy among wealthy donors in

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, 1940's, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386792/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer. 1940's.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, Vivien Theodore Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the

On May 5, 1950 poet Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize.

On May 1950 poet Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry "Annie Allen.

penthesileas: “ HISTORY MEME - six women: bessie coleman “ Bessie Coleman was an American civil aviator, the first female pilot of African American descent, and the first person of African.

Beauty in riding habits. Late 1880s

Selika Lazevski, a century equestrian was photographed here by Felix Nadar in 1891 in Paris, France. She was an écuyère who performed haute école – which means she was an equestrian who rode high school dressage in French circuses in the century.

Mugshots of Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961. I love their faces and the range of emotions. All the tiny and not so tiny smiles, as if they know something. I wonder if they knew they'd win. by ofelia

Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, They fought for the rights of others. We must not ever forget their commitment to the civil rights movement.

The First Female Physician in Alabama

Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson, Alabama’s first female physician. Halle was a 24 year old widow raising a daughter when she decided to attend the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She graduated.

ANGELINA WELD GRIMKE (1880-1958) was a jill-of-all-trades — poet, teacher, playwright, activist and journalist — who gets the honor of being the first ever black woman to have her play performed. Her poems were often lesbian in nature, especially her unpublished pieces, where she lamented how closeted she had to keep her love, in part because of the morals her father imposed upon her.

Angelina Weld Grimké (February 1880 – June was a Mixed American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance and was one of the first Mixed American women to have a play performed.

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