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011- Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis is an enigmatic being, her legacy is something of legends and her art is unlike anything people have ever seen.


010- Sister Kenny

Kenny was born in rural Australia to Mary and Michael Kenny in 1880. Her early education was a mix of homeschooling and structured before she broke her wrist at 17. That’s when she met her future mentor Aeneas McDonnell and discovered her love of medicine while reading through McDonnell’s books but in no way was there a direct line from this to Kenny being a master nurse. Instead, she moved through a variety of careers from Sunday school teacher to agricultural broker, to working at a...


009- Sappho

Sappho and Erinna in the Garden Mytelene by Simeon Solomon. Fine Art Photographic Library/Corbis via Getty ImagesSappho of Lesbos was a lyrical poet in the times of ancient Greece, and beyond. She was honored in statuary and praised by figures such as Solon and Plato. Much like the tales of Robin Hood, there are disputes on whether Sappho was a myth or an actual being. We know someone wrote poetry using this name so I will let you be the judge. Very little is known of her life and of the...


008- Shirley Chisholm

Decades before Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm. As the first black woman to run for president for a major political party she was years ahead of her time. So why don't more people know about her? Shirley Chisholm made history as she announced her candidacy for the White House. Her bid for the top job was short-lived, but the symbolism is as powerful today as it was then. Shirley Anita was born on November 20, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York. The oldest of four...


007- Grace Hopper

Grace Brewster Murray was born on December 9, 1906 in New York City. The first winner of “Computer Science Man of the Year” award from the Data Processing Management Association in 1969 Awarded 40 honorary degrees from universities First person from the United States and the first woman from any country to be made Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society in 1973 First woman to receive the National Medal of Technology as an individual in 1991 [Grace Hopper appears to be] ‘all...


006 – Two first for female doctors

Fe del Mundo Doctor Fe Del Mundo lead studies that evolved incubators and improved the practices in how we treat jaundice. Her whole life, spanning eight decades, was dedicated to pediatrics in the Philippines "[Del Mundo] humorously relates that when she arrived in Boston and went to the dormitory assigned her in a letter from the director of the hospital housing, much to her surprise, she found herself in a men's dorm. Unknowingly the Harvard officials had admitted a female to their...


005 – Buffalo Calf Road Woman

Buffalo Calf Road Woman For this episode, we took a look at verbal accounts of Buffalo Calf Road Woman. Her history has been passed down many years to Cheyenne contemporaries. Two women play a significant role in telling her tale. Kate Big Head and Iron Teeth. Another author, Mari Sandoz also writes the flight north from Indian Territory based on verbal accounts of women who were there as well. Buffalo Calf Road Woman has a remarkable story. She was a young Cheyenne warrior woman just...


004 – Three Female Adventurers

Three Female Adventurers Today we are going to talking about not one, not two but three fantastic female adventurers who dared to make their mark in history and travel the world. Spring is in the air and Minnesota; everyone is ready to bust out of there house. The first episode we were able to learn about Jean Barret, who was the first female to circumnavigate the globe. This episode we will break down three adventurers; Nellie Bly, Annie Londonberry, and Isabella Lucy Bird. All three...


003 – Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut Birth/Death (1507–1458 BC) The first recorded female ruler of ancient Egypt to reign as a male with the full authority of Pharaoh is Queen Hatshepsut Our third episode is about an ancient Egyptian bad-ass, Queen Hatshepsut or as we call her Queen H. She is attributed to being one Egypt's greatest and longest rulers. Somewhere in time, she was lost in the history books, some by her on doing and others by people trying to erase her existence as pharaoh. There is a lot of information...


002 – Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells Birth/Death (July 6, 1862-March 25, 1931) Journalist, anti-lynching crusader, co-founder of the NAACP Ida was born in holy springs Mississippi July 16, 1862. She was the first child of Lizzy and James. Her parents were raised on the opposite end of the spectrum. Lizzy, her mother was taken away from her family at a very young age. She was beaten by slave owners and had survived much hardship. Opposite James was 1/2 white and an only child, hence his father gave him more...


001 – Jeanne Barret

Birth/Death: July 27, 1740 – August 5, 1807 Quick Summary: Jeanne Barret was Born in Autun, France to day laborers who could barley scrape by. As a result of this upbringing she quickly learned the trade of being an herb woman. First of all she develops a love for botany and care taking. A pivotal point in her life was when she met Philibert Commerson. Here is where she found her collaborative partner who would share a love for science. Rather than stay in her hometown, she joined and...