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Woman lying on ground after being injured, surrounded by policemen, 18 November 1910. She was attacked, by police and the men around her, for campaigning for the vote for women.

How the suffragettes fought back using martial arts

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote. CORRECTION: Ada Wright, a British suffragette who was beaten by police on “Black Friday” in NOT Susan B.

Remember to be grateful for what you have! August 1936. "People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma." by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

Dorothea Lange - People living in miserable poverty, Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, August 1936 [via Shorpy]

A 104-year-old Holocaust survivor holds up the concentration camp uniform she used to have to wear.

WWII Resistance fighter marks her 104th birthday by breaking silence on wartime heroics

"Agent Rose" Holocaust survivor and French Resistance Fighter holds up the concentration camp uniform she used to have to wear. She saved over 100 men and survived a Nazi Death Squad.

Meet Caroline Norton.  If you have gone through a divorce and had someone advocate for your rights, you have her to thank for it.      In the mid 1800's Caroline was in a loveless marriage to a man who beat her savagely.  On several occasions she was thrown out of her own home, and forbidden access to her children.  In those days, married women were put into the same category as "lunatics, idiots, outlaws and children".  Their rights were in the hands of others. Caroline petitioned and…

The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce

The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce. Caroline Norton was a moving force behind one of the most emancipating pieces of legislation in our history, the Marriage and Divorce Act, which became law 150 years ago.

Famous Last Words: Are you guys ready? Let's roll. Who: Todd Beamer, passenger on United Flight 93, September 11, 2001. Note: These are his last recorded words, coming at the end of a cell phone call before Beamer and others attempted to storm the airliner's cockpit to retake it from hijackers who were part of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Heroism "Are you guys ready? Let's Roll!" ~ Todd Beamer was an American software salesman passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 93 which was hijacked as part of the September 11 attacks. Act of Gallantry ~ NEVER FORGET

https://flic.kr/p/GgDmuc | Argll Street London | Vivian Maier project Film acros 100 Yashica 24 tlr 02240002.jpg

https://flic.kr/p/GgDmuc | Argll Street London | Vivian Maier project Film acros 100 Yashica 24 tlr 02240002.jpg

The Chicago police labeled her “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.”  For almost 70 years, Lucy Parsons fought for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised in the face of an increasingly oppressive industrial economic system. Her radical activism challenged the racist and sexist sentiment in a time when it was assumed that women were biologically determined to stay at home barefoot and pregnant.

The Chicago police labeled her “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.” For almost 70 years, Lucy Parsons fought for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised in the face of an increasingly oppressive industrial economic system.

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