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Wilma Rudolph

In Rome, 1960, Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games. Wilma’s early life did not hint [...]

Writers

  • Aphra Behn by Mary Beale
    Aphra Behn by Mary Beale “All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster [...]

Artists

  • Reproduced with kind permission from Dr. Harold Gabriel Weisz Carrington. Estate of Leonora Carrington.
    Reproduced with kind permission from Dr. Harold Gabriel Weisz Carrington. Estate of Leonora Carrington. Leonora Carrington was a British-born artist, surrealist painter and [...]

Editors Choice

  • This is an image from the Nationaal Archief, the Dutch National Archives, and Spaarnestad Photo, donated in the context of a partnership program.
    Beryl Burton was an English cyclist who won more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles. On 17 September 1967, at the UK National Time Trial, Beryl rode a staggering 277.25 miles in 12 hours around the lanes of Yorkshire. This was a world record for both men and women! It was two [...]

Scientists

  • screen shot from TED talk, publically available video
    I remember hearing about something called the Aquatic Ape Theory, a hypothesis that suggests that our ancestors went through an aquatic phase proposed initially by Alister [...]

Adventurers

  • This UK artistic work, of which the author is unknown and cannot be ascertained by reasonable enquiry, is in the public domain because it is one of the following: A photograph, which has never previously been made available to the public (e.g. by publication or display at an exhibition) and which was taken more than 70 years ago (before 1st January 1945); or A photograph, which was made available to the public (e.g. by publication or display at an exhibition) more than 70 years ago (before 1 January 1945); or An artistic work other than a photograph (e.g. a painting), which was made available to the public (e.g. by publication or display at an exhibition) more than 70 years ago (before 1 January 1945).
    There are a number of women who have disguised themselves as men in order to serve as soldiers. It [...]

Social reformers

  • Public domain logo This UK artistic work, of which the author is unknown and cannot be ascertained by reasonable enquiry, is in the public domain because it is one of the following: A photograph, which has never previously been made available to the public (e.g. by publication or display at an exhibition) and which was taken before 1st January 1945; or A photograph, which was made available to the public (e.g. by publication or display at an exhibition) before 1 January 1945; or An artistic work other than a photograph (e.g. a painting), which was made available to the public (e.g. by publication or display at an exhibition) before 1 January 1945.
    Eleanor Rathbone is a perfect example of why we need the We Are The 51 campaign to celebrate the [...]

Politicians

  • You may freely reproduce this image and/or text provided you do not do so in the course of a business and state clearly that the image/text/sound/video file was provided by the copyright holder for use in the Cotton Town digitisation project.
    Copyright LET provided by the copyright holder for use in the Cotton Town digitisation project. [...]

Humanitarians

  • corrie ten boom
    Ravensbrück concentration camp was unusual in that it was built solely for women. During World War [...]