Today’s Google Doodle celebrates journalist, anti-lynching advocate, and all-around badass Ida B Wells. If you haven’t read the RP entry on her, today’s a good day for it: https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/ida-b-wells
RP reader Ananya Shah kills it at National History Day
Inspired by the RP post on Ida B. Wells, National History Fair winner Ananya Shah did an amazing performance of Wells' trip to England.
Ida B. Wells' 153rd Birthday
Google celebrates the birthday of a former Rejected Princess
Ida B. Wells
One of the first anti-lynching advocates, she risked her life for decades to report on the truth when nobody would believe her.
Madam C.J. Walker
America's ostensible first female self-made millionaire was a black beauty magnate who did it all for her daughter.
In the 50s, this woman became a championship boxer by refusing to give up on her dream.
Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones)
This leader of the labor movement suffered imprisonment, defamation, and untold misery to battle against forces that most of us just take for granted.
Nia Ngao Zhua Pa
This Hmong morality tale shows how to be a good person, but it certainly takes some twists getting there.
When this indigenous Brazilian warrior mermaid proved too awesome for her tribe, she just took up residence in the water, and started an aquatic harem of passers-by.
Marguerite de Bressieux
When soldiers sexually assaulted her and others, this woman donned armor and got revenge.
Fannie Lou Hamer
This uneducated, impoverished activist suffered unbelievable abuse in her journey to be able to vote -- but that did not stop her.