Historical people: they're just like you and me.
“It is important that this campaign is led by women... Others were shit-scared. But we’ve been through so much that we were willing to take the risk.”
When Singaporean guerrillas tried overthrowing British rule, they turned to this gangster to run their communications. The cat-and-mouse game in which she was caught by a female police officer is riveting stuff.
New York's first licensed female cabbie didn't let racism, sexism, or a speech impediment slow her down.
Without training, this 13-year-old shattered world records for running in 1967 -- unfortunately, it happened shortly after Kathrine Switzer's headline-making Boston marathon entry, and Mancuso's feat was all but forgotten.
Strap in for some of the greatest newspaper articles ever, detailing the exploits of a 16-year-old horse thief (and violinist) who repeatedly busts herself out of prison.
There's a push to crowdfund an Ida B. Wells monument in Chicago. They're around halfway there. Let's give them a boost.