Her apartment, which she dubbed Dream Haven, was a “who’s-who of the Harlem Renaissance: artists, poets, writers, songwriters, intellectuals, and activists” - everyone from Zora Neale Hurston to Langston Hughes to W.E.B. Du Bois.
Random Related Posts
Cross-dressing Queen of Thieves who flouted social norms and had plays written about her.
When her husband was killed by conquistadors, this native Chilean showed the Spanish what "fight like a woman" really means.
Sold into sexual slavery to Hernan Cortes, this maligned woman became his interpreter, and it was with her words that…
Escaped slave turned slave rescuer turned plantation-torching Union spymaster, she was part Moses, part Joan of Arc, part Spider-Man.
This revolutionary martyred herself to help rid China of the Qing dynasty.
One of the first Indian women to practice law, she fought against -- and inside of -- a system that held no room for her.
A phenomenally successful archaeologist who became a fashion icon for wearing men's clothing.
This Polish nurse sacrificed her safety, her marriage, her very family to save 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust.
Sonya Golden Hand
Russia's greatest female thief was so slippery that even once she was re-captured after escaping from a Siberian prison, nobody was totally sure it was her.
With a dead husband and a hostile foreign country on her hands, this Indian queen did the unthinkable - turned her loyal servants into some of the first suicide bombers in recorded history.