Dorothy Lawrence

There are a number of women who have disguised themselves as men in order to serve as soldiers. It would be easy to think that this was a feature of early yeras and one which would be unheard of in a modern army however Dorothy Lawrence was an English reporter who secretly posed as a man to become [...]

Martha Gellhorn

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 correspondents of the 20th century. Martha Gellhorn was an American novelist, crime writer, travel writer, and journalist and one [...]

Claudia Jones

Claudia Jones was born in Trinidad in 1915, emigrated as a child to America. There she became a political activist and after becoming a communist was deported and came to Britain. She then set up the first black newspaper, the West Indian Gazette, in 1958. She is also known for helping to set up [...]