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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

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    Gertrude Jekyll was born in Mayfair, the fifth of seven children. Her father was a Captain in the Grenadier Guards. Her younger brother was a friend of Robert Louis [...]

Artists

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    Georgia O’Keeffe, a pioneer of modern art, has been recognized as the Mother of American Modernism. She is best known for her large-format paintings of enlarged [...]

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    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

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    Have you heard of Mercury 13? No? I hadn’t until listening to a documentary on Radio 4 recently. Mercury 13 is the name given to the privately funded program, which [...]

Adventurers

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    Flora Sandes was the only British woman officially to serve as a soldier in World War I. Initially [...]

Social reformers

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    At the height of the First World War, thousands of women, engineering and shipyard workers [...]

Politicians

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    At the height of the First World War, thousands of women, engineering and shipyard workers [...]

Humanitarians

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