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43 years ago today, Shirley Chisholm blazed a trail when she announced her candidacy for president of the United States of America!

Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. #tubman

In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War.

Ruby Bridges - an American hero. She is still around - and so are all the Conservatives who screamed and threw things at her and the other heroic CHILDREN then.

Ruby Bridges - an American hero. She is still around - and so are all the Conservatives who screamed and threw things at her and the other heroic CHILDREN.

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The unfortunate truth of the time was there were a lot more girls like Claudette than Rosa…!

I am at once a physician, a citizen and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged and the planned have the right to live. - Dr. Mildred Jefferson (1926-2010) The first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School

Dr Mildred Jefferson The first black privileged and the planned have the right to live to graduate from Harvard Medical School

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