In 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.
The courage to say no. The photo was taken in Hamburg in during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser.
Korean women were forced to become sex slaves to Japanese troops. Comfort women of World War II remain one of the most controversial issues when dealing with Japanese war crimes, as the Japanese government has continued denying the historical fact.
People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.
Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort
Here’s what they don’t teach: When the blind-deaf Helen Keller learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today.