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This 1970 stamp from the USSR commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Women's International Democratic Federation.

This 1970 stamp from the USSR commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Women's International Democratic Federation.

Queen Nefertiti on a stamp.

Queen Nefertiti on a stamp.

American astronaut and first black woman in space Mae C. Jemison on a 1995 Azeri postage stamp.

American astronaut and first black woman in space Mae C. Jemison on a 1995 Azeri postage stamp.

2000 Ukrainian stamp of Marusya Churay, the semi-mythical Baroque composer, poet, and singer who is claimed to be the author of many Ukrainian folk songs. Despite her acclaim, very little is known of her life.

2000 Ukrainian stamp of Marusya Churay, the semi-mythical Baroque composer, poet, and singer who is claimed to be the author of many Ukrainian folk songs. Despite her acclaim, very little is known of her life.

A 2012 Ecuadorian stamp of Solitario George (Lonesome George), the last Pinta Island tortoise in the world.

A 2012 Ecuadorian stamp of Solitario George (Lonesome George), the last Pinta Island tortoise in the world.


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...the French army reported that the Amazons in the Dahomean army were "a fearsome sight, barefoot and bristling with clubs and knives. A few, known as Reapers, are armed with gleaming three-foot-long straight razors, each wielded two-handed and capable of slicing a man clean in two."

...the French army reported that the Amazons in the Dahomean army were "a fearsome sight, barefoot and bristling with clubs and knives. A few, known as Reapers, are armed with gleaming three-foot-long straight razors, each wielded two-handed and capable of slicing a man clean in two."

#100Days100Women Day 37: Susie Baker (King Taylor)  Born enslaved in the US South but was clandestinely taught to read and write, later fled to occupied Union territory to teach children and adults to read, including the soldiers of her husband's regiment. She published a memoir of her experience during the war, the only civil war memoir published by a black woman.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susie_Taylor

#100Days100Women Day 37: Susie Baker (King Taylor) Born enslaved in the US South but was clandestinely taught to read and write, later fled to occupied Union territory to teach children and adults to read, including the soldiers of her husband's regiment. She published a memoir of her experience during the war, the only civil war memoir published by a black woman. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susie_Taylor

Extraordinary Araminta Harriet (Ross) Tubman, born a slave in 1820 to slave parents, escaped North and carried out 19 dangerous missions to the south to save 300 slaves (including her parents) thru the Underground Railroad. She helped recruit men for the Harper's Ferry Raid, worked as a scout and armed spy for the Union,  and founded a home for aged African Americans. After the Civil War was outspoken advocate for women's suffrage. Amazing…(km)

Extraordinary Araminta Harriet (Ross) Tubman, born a slave in 1820 to slave parents, escaped North and carried out 19 dangerous missions to the south to save 300 slaves (including her parents) thru the Underground Railroad. She helped recruit men for the Harper's Ferry Raid, worked as a scout and armed spy for the Union, and founded a home for aged African Americans. After the Civil War was outspoken advocate for women's suffrage. Amazing…(km)

Pauli Murray was a civil and women’s rights activist. She coined the term “Jane Crow” to designate the was race and gender intersected to oppress black women. Some call her the queer foremother of intersectionality. Murray co-founded the National Organization for Women in 1966 and as well was a civil rights attorney and educator. In the late 1970s, she left academia to become an episcopal priest. Later she would be raised to Holy Men, Holy Women of the church (sainted).

Pauli Murray was a civil and women’s rights activist. She coined the term “Jane Crow” to designate the was race and gender intersected to oppress black women. Some call her the queer foremother of intersectionality. Murray co-founded the National Organization for Women in 1966 and as well was a civil rights attorney and educator. In the late 1970s, she left academia to become an episcopal priest. Later she would be raised to Holy Men, Holy Women of the church (sainted).

55.	Day 55 Mary Ann Shadd Cary —Shadd Cary was an American-Canadian abolitionist, journalist, publisher, teacher and lawyer. She was the first black woman publisher in North American, the first female editor in North America and the first woman publisher in Canada. She was the second black woman to receive a law degree when she graduated Howard University at 60. She also worked for women’s suffrage alongside the more well-known Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

55. Day 55 Mary Ann Shadd Cary —Shadd Cary was an American-Canadian abolitionist, journalist, publisher, teacher and lawyer. She was the first black woman publisher in North American, the first female editor in North America and the first woman publisher in Canada. She was the second black woman to receive a law degree when she graduated Howard University at 60. She also worked for women’s suffrage alongside the more well-known Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Pioneering Black female lawyer Charlotte E. Ray achieved her historic feat 1872, becoming just the third woman ever admitted to practice law in the country at the time. Ray was also the first woman admitted to practice law in the nation’s capital and the first woman to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court.

Pioneering Black female lawyer Charlotte E. Ray achieved her historic feat 1872, becoming just the third woman ever admitted to practice law in the country at the time. Ray was also the first woman admitted to practice law in the nation’s capital and the first woman to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court.

First All Black female flight crew! These are FLY Girlz for real!!!

First All Black female flight crew! These are FLY Girlz for real!!!

Mary Eliza Mahoney is regarded as the first African American nurse in the US. In 1879, she was one of three graduates from the New England Hospital nursing program to finish the course. Mahoney went on to work as a successful private nurse for the Boston area residents for forty years. | National Women's History Museum | www.nwhm.org | #BlackHistoryMonth

Mary Eliza Mahoney is regarded as the first African American nurse in the US. In 1879, she was one of three graduates from the New England Hospital nursing program to finish the course. Mahoney went on to work as a successful private nurse for the Boston area residents for forty years. | National Women's History Museum | www.nwhm.org | #BlackHistoryMonth

Sanité Bélair Haitian Freedom fighter fought in the Haitian Revolution. Not much is known about her life, but she was a freewoman of color who joined the Haitian resistance under Toussaint L’Ouverture and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. She married a fellow revolutionary and together they mobilized entire populations of enslaved people against the French. Sanite’s last words were recorded as “Liberty! No to slavery!”

Sanité Bélair Haitian Freedom fighter fought in the Haitian Revolution. Not much is known about her life, but she was a freewoman of color who joined the Haitian resistance under Toussaint L’Ouverture and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. She married a fellow revolutionary and together they mobilized entire populations of enslaved people against the French. Sanite’s last words were recorded as “Liberty! No to slavery!”

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Jeanette A. Scissum, Scientist and Mathematician at NASA Marshall

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