Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012). Italian neurologist 103 years active and working. Nobel Prize (Physiology/Medicine) for her discovery of nerve growth factor. Inspiring for all women. ~ 'I tell young people: Do not think of yourself, think of others. Think of the future that awaits you, think about what you can do and do not fear anything. Do not fear the difficulties: I've had many in the past and I crossed without fear, with total indifference for myself'
In 1920, Oregon's Opal Whiteley was the center of international controversy. Her childhood diary was called a work of genius, until readers discovered hidden clues to a mystery that has not been solved to this day.
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein is the first and only black princess in reigning European monarchy. They’re so precious, I think this should have got much more media attention, the first royal interracial marriage is something that should have been celebrated!
From Martha to Michelle: The changing faces (and fashions) of America's 43 First Ladies
America's First Ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt: A renowned advocate for civil rights, after her husband Franklin's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activis (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post862835&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)