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Rosa Parks, Montgomery, Alabama, 1955

On December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. She was arrested for not giving up that seat.

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.

Viola Gregg Liuzzo (1925-1965) was the first white female civil rights activist killed during the American civil rights movement. She was horrified by the images of the “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march in Alabama in March 1965. Therefore, she traveled to Selma, saying the struggle "was everybody's fight". While shuttling marchers in her car, she was shot and murdered by a Ku Klux Klan member. One of four Klansmen in the car was Gary Thomas Rowe, Jr., who turned out to be an FBI informant.

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.

This is a famous photo, taken in 1894, of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her by rena

Helen Keller and Alexander Graham Bell. This is a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher when Helen was a child.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago, showboating in a pool match with local civil rights leader Al Raby.

Martin Luther King playing pool who knew MLK could be such a bad ass.

See the two little figures looking out the second-floor window facing south in the building on the corner? Supposedly it's a young Teddy Roosevelt and his brother Elliot (future father of Eleanor);...

Who is watching Lincoln’s funeral procession?

Abe Lincoln’s funeral procession in New York City, April The house on the left, on the corner of St. & Broadway, is that of Cornelius Roosevelt. The 2 young boys looking out of the window are Teddy Roosevelt and his brother Elliott,

john and jackie just before he was shot/killed

Shortly after his acceptance of the Democratic Party endorsement for President: Senator (and future US President) John F. Kennedy and his wife, future First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, smile and wave from the back of an open-top car.

Guard lieutenant Natalia Fedorovna Meklin (1922-2005), Hero of the Soviet Union, Order of Lenin, and Gold Star. From the citation of Order of Lenin: "For exemplary performance of command assignments at the front against the German invaders, she personally made 840 combat sorties with Aircraft Po-2 with high efficiency, displaying courage and heroism, bravery. Guard lieutenant Meklin is worthy of being awarded the title - Hero of the Soviet Union."

"Katya Budanova (Катя Буданова), was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With 11 air victories, she was one of the world's two female fighter aces along with Lydia Litvyak." She chose fighter ace over fashion model, apparently.

Gisella Perl,a successful Jewish gynaecologist in Romania in the 1930s and 40s.She was taken to Auschwitz in 1944,where she treated women with kindness and compassion.She was asked to report all pregnant women to Josef Mengele- better known as the Angel of Death.When she discovered what was done to them (medical experimentation and torture,ending with often being thrown alive into the crematoriums)she vowed that there would never again be a pregnant woman in Aschwitz.So she began the…

This is Gisella Perl, a a successful Jewish gynaecologist in Sighet, Romania in the and She was taken to Auschwitz in where she treated women with kindness and compassion. She was asked to report all pregnant women to Josef Mengele- bett

Susan B. Anthony (1872). Said in 1872 - still all too true today - please remember when voting next week!

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"No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex." -- Susan B. Anthony, 1872 The conservative party wants to protect women and the unborn.