Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. #tubman

Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a

Josephine Baker in1929 - Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was an American dancer, singer, and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. She was given such nicknames as the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and the "Créole Goddess".  Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States…

Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in Fluent in both English and French.

Audrey Hepburn was still a young teenager when she began to help the Dutch resistance during WWII. An accomplished ballerina by age 14, she started out helping the resistance by dancing. She danced in secret productions to raise money for the resistance.  Hepburn also occasionally ran messages for the resistance. Had she been discovered doing either of these things, a swift execution would have followed.

WWII Files: Audrey Hepburn and the Dutch Resistance

This hub is all about Audrey Hepburn, a classic angelic looking Hollywood actress. She is known for her waif like figure, her roles in movies, her beautiful face and charity work.

Bessie Coleman (pictured), 1892-1926 — also known as “Queen Bess” — was the first African American woman airline pilot, as well as the first American woman to receive an international pilot’s license. She had to travel to France to learn to fly because no instructor, male or female, would train an African-American in the United States.

Elizabeth Bessie Coleman (January 1892 April was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license black-history-facts

This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961)

This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor Ontario, Canada. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert ~ Photo from the Ohio Historical Archive.

Normandy landing that you didnt see. 1944  Red Cross workers.

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. Badass Women have ALWAYS been Amongst Us.

Black Holocaust

It's easy enough to accept the 15 millions sold into slavery, but i question the 35 mil. killed by slave traders. Would that be black "slave traders" in Africa by Africans?

John Henry Holliday...aka Doc Holliday....Georgia's famous son when he graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery on March 1, 1872. He would not receive his dental licence until August because he was not 21 years of age until then.

John Henry Holliday -- aka Doc Holliday --Georgia's famous son when he graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery on March He would not receive his dental licence until August because he was not 21 years of age until then.

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

Grace Hopper originated electronic computer automatic programming for the Remington Rand Division of Sperry Rand Corp. via NPR All Tech Considered "The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech"

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