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Canadian Heroines 2-Book Bundle: 100 Canadian Heroines / 100 More Canadian ... - Merna Forster - Google Books

Canadian Heroines 2-Book Bundle: 100 Canadian Heroines / 100 More Canadian ... - Merna Forster - Google Books

First black nurse... Susie King Taylor

First black nurse... Susie King Taylor

Vatican Women's Rifle Team, disbanded 1938. Sister Juliette, far right, left the order to join the French Resistance.

Vatican Women's Rifle Team, disbanded 1938. Sister Juliette, far right, left the order to join the French Resistance.

Mary Sullivan the first female NYPD detective 1912.

Mary Sullivan the first female NYPD detective 1912.

Alice Paul - She went on a hunger strike where she was force fed raw eggs (down her nose) until she vomited blood. She was then put into a sanitorium with the hopes of being declared insane. Her doctor's reply said, “Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.” Suffrage passed 3 years later - we need to readjust our definition of ‪#‎HERO‬.

Alice Paul - She went on a hunger strike where she was force fed raw eggs (down her nose) until she vomited blood. She was then put into a sanitorium with the hopes of being declared insane. Her doctor's reply said, “Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.” Suffrage passed 3 years later - we need to readjust our definition of ‪#‎HERO‬.

The First Female Physician in Alabama

The First Female Physician in Alabama

Stagecoach Mary    Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary, was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United States, driving her mail route by stagecoach from Cascade, Montana to St. Peter's Mission, Montana. When hired, she became the second American woman in all to work for the United States Postal Service.    Born a slave circa 1832 in Hickman County, Tennessee. She was freed when American slavery was outlawed in 1865.

Stagecoach Mary Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary, was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United States, driving her mail route by stagecoach from Cascade, Montana to St. Peter's Mission, Montana. When hired, she became the second American woman in all to work for the United States Postal Service. Born a slave circa 1832 in Hickman County, Tennessee. She was freed when American slavery was outlawed in 1865.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

Here's a Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show you in textbooks. Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops. (Borrowed from "Do Something" Facebook posting.)

Here's a Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show you in textbooks. Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops. (Borrowed from "Do Something" Facebook posting.)

Meet Caroline Norton.  If you have gone through a divorce and had someone advocate for your rights, you have her to thank for it.      In the mid 1800's Caroline was in a loveless marriage to a man who beat her savagely.  On several occasions she was thrown out of her own home, and forbidden access to her children.  In those days, married women were put into the same category as "lunatics, idiots, outlaws and children".  Their rights were in the hands of others. Caroline petitioned...

The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce

Meet Caroline Norton. If you have gone through a divorce and had someone advocate for your rights, you have her to thank for it. In the mid 1800's Caroline was in a loveless marriage to a man who beat her savagely. On several occasions she was thrown out of her own home, and forbidden access to her children. In those days, married women were put into the same category as "lunatics, idiots, outlaws and children". Their rights were in the hands of others. Caroline petitioned...

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