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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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    Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway with General Yu With attacks on journalists making the news today it is fitting that We Are The 51 looks at one of the greatest war [...]

Artists

  • Kate-Charlesworth
    Kate Charlesworth When asked about the shortage of female cartoonists Merrily Harper, freelance cartoonist and writer, said “Being funny is quite a male activity … [...]

Editors Choice

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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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    Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace. Wangari like so many of the [...]

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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    Sophia Duleep Singh; Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary! She was one of the most important [...]

Politicians

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    Victoria Woodhull was an advocate of free love. Not the 1960’s version of Californian beaches [...]

Humanitarians

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