Random Related Posts
This revolutionary martyred herself to help rid China of the Qing dynasty.
Rose from poverty to become a respected journalist who raced Nellie Bly around the world.
Brilliant undercover spy who posed as a slave to spy on - and attempt to burn down - the Confederate…
Rose from dire poverty and violence to become the greatest black entertainer of all time - Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Angelina Jolie all rolled into one.
When she was told to "go do women's work" after upstaging the medical community in her treatment of Hodgkin's disease, Dr. Vera Peters revolutionized breast cancer treatment through years of painstaking, meticulous work.
Mekatilili wa Menza
When colonial powers went too far, she rebelled in the most stylish way possible: dancing from town to town. It was surprisingly effective.
History's first computer programmer, who invented algorithms for the first computer - which didn't even exist during her lifetime, so…
One of the first Indian women to practice law, she fought against -- and inside of -- a system that held no room for her.
The "Last of the Aboriginal Tasmanians" (she wasn't) used brains, brawn, and sheer will to carve a place for herself, even as the world was collapsing around her.
This single mom developed the field of Mexican archaeology, while fiercely protecting it from the sleazy and opportunistic.