Patsy Mink was the first woman of color and Asian-American elected to Congress; she served five consecutive terms representing Hawaii. She was the principle author and sponsor of the Title IX bill, which required gender equality in every educational program that received federal funding, and had its most enduring effect on funding women in sports. Mink was also the first Asian-American to run for president in 1972, campaigning on an anti-war platform.
The Frank family: Otto, Anne, Edith and Margot.
Mabel Keaton Staupers , Led Battle to End Racial Prejudice in Nursing – (1890 to 1989) – Color was the greatest obstacle that had to be faced by every black aspiring to become nurse in the early years.had to win over her skin color. She fought hard to finally and fully integrate black nurses into the nursing profession in the U.S., at the time wherein every available medical aid was badly needed, during the Great Depression and World War II
Late 1930's. German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.
Lucille Ball | We Love Lucy | “I’m not funny. What I am is brave.” | Women Who Changed America
Sometimes the past looks like the future to me. This is incredible, wish I knew more about the date and location of this photo.
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. - Theodore Roosevelt
Kenyan student Philip Maundu of Morehouse College, stands underneath a racially discriminate real estate sign. by TED RUSSELL
"Minority Lit."Clara Mae Luper was one of the early leaders of the civil rights movement in Oklahoma in the 50s. She was arrested 26 times for her civil rights activities. She led sit-ins to end segregation all over Ok. She was a candidate for the US Senate in 1972, and developed Black Voices Magazine in the the late 70s. Her face though is priceless
Elin Wägner stands next to a tower of books containing the signatures collected in support for women’s suffrage in Sweden, 1914. (Photo: Kvinnohistoriska Samlingarna, Göteborg)
President Bush being informed of the attack on the Twin Towers 9-11 #NeverForget #911 #Remembering911 9/11/2001
"I get asked questions no other politician would ever have to answer." - Georgina Beyer, New Zealand politician, the 1st openly transgender Mayor (1995) and the 1st openly transgender Member of Parliament (2000). #wmnhist
Alan Shepherd posing in the first spacesuit design for the Mercury Program in 1963. He will be the first American to enter space.
Celebrating Black History Month: February 6
Ida B. Wells was an African American journalist, newspaper editor and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites. She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movement.