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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890 – 1964) was a labor leader, activist, and feminist who played a leading role in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Flynn was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union and a visible proponent of women's rights, birth control, and women's suffrage.

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, labor leader, activist, and feminist played a leading role in the 1912 Lawrence strike

In the 1950s Bessie Guthrie sheltered girls who were the victims of domestic violence, abuse, drunkenness, homelessness and the welfare system. She ran a private half-way house at 97 Derwent Street where runaway girls could obtain support and receive unconditional love. She researched every aspect of the child-welfare system and crusaded for children's rights against its cruelty. She collected case histories; petitioned  bureaucrats, journalists & politicians demanding changes & disclosure.

In the 1950s Bessie Guthrie sheltered girls who were the victims of domestic violence, abuse, drunkenness, homelessness and the welfare system. She ran a private half-way house at 97 Derwent Street where runaway girls could obtain support and receive unconditional love. She researched every aspect of the child-welfare system and crusaded for children's rights against its cruelty. She collected case histories; petitioned bureaucrats, journalists & politicians demanding changes & disclosure.

Maria Agnese Tribbioli, Italy - The Mother Superior of a convent in Florence where Jewish families were hidden during the German raids. #WomensDay #wmnhist

Maria Agnese Tribbioli, Italy - The Mother Superior of a convent in Florence - awarded the title "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem for her role in hiding Jewish families from the Nazis in Florence.

... Annie Kenney, (1879 - 1953) Suffragette who spent three days in prison for daring to ask Churchill and Sir Edward Grey if they believed women should have the right to vote. Neither man replied.

Annie Kenney, - Suffragette who spent three days in prison for daring to ask Churchill and Sir Edward Grey if they believed women should have the right to vote. Neither man replied. MY Grandma - E Grey (Winley) was a suffragette

1st Lt. Aleda E. Lutz volunteered with the unit inaugurated by Elsie Ott designed to carry wounded soldiers quickly away from the war front. Lutz flew 196 missions to evacuate more than 3,500 men. No other flight nurse logged as many hours. In Dec. 1944, her C47 hospital plane picked up wounded soldiers from Lyon, Italy, and then crashed. There were no survivors. Read the full text here: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/106289#ixzz22mn0E500   --brought to you by mental_floss!:

LT Aleda Lutz flew 196 missions to evacuate over 3500 wounded servicemembers, logging the most flight hours of any nurse. Lutz was killed in 1944 when her plane crashed in Italy.

The Reverend William Cullen Wilcox was an American missionary to South Africa. With his wife, Ida Belle Clary Wilcox, he "adopted" John Dube, who was to be the first President of the African National Congress and the first black founder of a South African school. The Wilcoxes arranged for black South Africans to own land, and as a result they were driven out of South Africa in 1918.

The Reverend William Cullen Wilcox was an American missionary to South Africa. With his wife, Ida Belle Clary Wilcox, he "adopted" John Dube, who was to be the first President of the African National Congress and the first black founder of a South African school. The Wilcoxes arranged for black South Africans to own land, and as a result they were driven out of South Africa in 1918.

Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn (1878 – 1951) was an American feminist social reformer and a leader of the suffrage movement in the United States. Hepburn served as president of the Connecticut Woman's Suffrage Association before joining the National Woman's Party. Alongside Margaret Sanger, she co-founded the organization that would become Planned Parenthood. She was the mother of Katharine Hepburn.

Kit Houghton Hepburn, Her Daughter's Mother

Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn, feminist social reformer and a leader of the suffrage movement in the US. Alongside Margaret Sanger, she co-founded the organization that would become Planned Parenthood. She was the mother of Katharine Hepburn.

Women during the suffrage movement made custom clothes they called their "marching costumes". Here a woman models her outfit prior to a June 7, 1916 parade in Chicago.

A woman models her marching costume for Chicago's suffrage parade, June The parade was held on June during the Republican National Convention in Chicago. More than suffrage supporters marched during a large rainstorm.

Alice Paul: Champion of Woman Suffrage -  Not happy with the President

Alice Paul "Kaiser Wilson" protest banner, women's suffrage, courtesy of the Library of Congress

Eleanor Roosevelt in her wedding dress

The Day Eleanor Roosevelt Wed a Cousin & Had Her Wedding Overshadowed

March FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt Marry On this day in Franklin Delano Roosevelt married his distant cousin Eleanor Roosevelt in New York. Eleanor’s uncle President Theodore Roosevelt.

Emmy Noether, the Most Significant Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of - NYTimes.com

Emmy Noether, the Most Significant Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of

Amalie Emmy Noether March 1882 – 14 April was an influential German mathematician known for her groundbreaking contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics.

I sense another influencer: Martha Haynes first black woman to get a PHD in Mathmatics...

34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World Dr. Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes was the first African-American woman to receive a Ph. in math, and she taught math in Washington, D., for 47 years.

Rose Schneiderman was a labor activist, union leader and champion of women's rights. Learn more about her life of activism on Biography.com.

Rose Schneiderman - labor union leader, suffragist and member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Andrée Peel - Member of the French Resistance, highly decorated woman who risked her life and freedom.  She was involved with the dissemination of information to the Allies and for also helping to save more than a 100 Allied pilots. Peel was eventually captured, tortured and finally imprisoned in concentration camps, she miraculously survived and was award many decorations from France, the United Kingdom and the US. She lived until she was 105.

Andr?e Peel

Andrée Marthe Virot was running a beauty salon before she joined the Resistance. Under the code name Agent Rose, she helped Allied pilots infiltrate and escape from Nazi-occupied territory.

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