#100Days100Women

I'm drawing an important woman from history for every day up to the 2016 election! I'm focusing on less well-known women, women whose accomplishments have been forgotten, erased, or simply fallen out of popularity, or who might be only known as a familiar name, but not much more. Thank you for joining me!
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Pauli Murray was a civil and women’s rights activist. She coined the term “Jane Crow” to designate the was race and gender intersected to oppress black women. Some call her the queer foremother of intersectionality. Murray co-founded the National Organization for Women in 1966 and as well was a civil rights attorney and educator. In the late 1970s, she left academia to become an episcopal priest. Later she would be raised to Holy Men, Holy Women of the church (sainted).

Pauli Murray was a civil and women’s rights activist. She coined the term “Jane Crow” to designate the was race and gender intersected to oppress black women. Some call her the queer foremother of intersectionality. Murray co-founded the National Organization for Women in 1966 and as well was a civil rights attorney and educator. In the late 1970s, she left academia to become an episcopal priest. Later she would be raised to Holy Men, Holy Women of the church (sainted).

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Sanité Bélair Haitian Freedom fighter fought in the Haitian Revolution. Not much is known about her life, but she was a freewoman of color who joined the Haitian resistance under Toussaint L’Ouverture and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. She married a fellow revolutionary and together they mobilized entire populations of enslaved people against the French. Sanite’s last words were recorded as “Liberty! No to slavery!”

Sanité Bélair Haitian Freedom fighter fought in the Haitian Revolution. Not much is known about her life, but she was a freewoman of color who joined the Haitian resistance under Toussaint L’Ouverture and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. She married a fellow revolutionary and together they mobilized entire populations of enslaved people against the French. Sanite’s last words were recorded as “Liberty! No to slavery!”

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Day 70: Chien-Shiung Wu A Chinese-born American physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and afterwards, she disproved a law of physics that lead to her male colleagues (but not her) receiving a Nobel Prize. In addition to teaching at Princton, she was the first female President of the American Physical Society, won the National Medal of Science, was the first person selected to receive the Wolf Prize in Physics and was the first living scientist to have an asteroid named after her.

Day 70: Chien-Shiung Wu A Chinese-born American physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and afterwards, she disproved a law of physics that lead to her male colleagues (but not her) receiving a Nobel Prize. In addition to teaching at Princton, she was the first female President of the American Physical Society, won the National Medal of Science, was the first person selected to receive the Wolf Prize in Physics and was the first living scientist to have an asteroid named after her.

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Day 69: Jackie Ormes She was the first African-American woman cartoonist. Her popular strips were syndicated in many Black newspapers from the 1930s through the 1950s. Her strips portrayed black Americans as smart, brave and sophisticated, a marked contrast to the racist images in many mainstream white publications. Though adventure/romance in nature, her stories addressed issues like racism and environmental destruction. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Ormes

Day 69: Jackie Ormes She was the first African-American woman cartoonist. Her popular strips were syndicated in many Black newspapers from the 1930s through the 1950s. Her strips portrayed black Americans as smart, brave and sophisticated, a marked contrast to the racist images in many mainstream white publications. Though adventure/romance in nature, her stories addressed issues like racism and environmental destruction. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Ormes

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Day 54: Amrita Pritam—poet, writer, editor and controversial voice for women in India and Pakistan. She was the first major female Punjabi poet and famously wrote the poem “Today I invoke Waris Shah” in response to the massacres during the British Partition of India. Her work expressed the suffering of women of all religions in the face of conflict, as well as the brutality visited my men. For that and her outspoken politics and open talk of women’s lives, she became a very controversial…

Day 54: Amrita Pritam—poet, writer, editor and controversial voice for women in India and Pakistan. She was the first major female Punjabi poet and famously wrote the poem “Today I invoke Waris Shah” in response to the massacres during the British Partition of India. Her work expressed the suffering of women of all religions in the face of conflict, as well as the brutality visited my men. For that and her outspoken politics and open talk of women’s lives, she became a very controversial…

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59.	Day 59: Merit-Ptah, first named female physician practiced medicine in Egypt nearly 5,000 years ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merit-Ptah

59. Day 59: Merit-Ptah, first named female physician practiced medicine in Egypt nearly 5,000 years ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merit-Ptah

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Day 67: Zaha Hadid She won numerous awards and acclaim for her architecture, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the first for a woman. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.  A trailblazer in a male-dominated field, she was an architectural rebel and force of nature, designing structures that are organic, dynamic and elegantly futuristic.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaha_Hadid

Day 67: Zaha Hadid She won numerous awards and acclaim for her architecture, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the first for a woman. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. A trailblazer in a male-dominated field, she was an architectural rebel and force of nature, designing structures that are organic, dynamic and elegantly futuristic.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaha_Hadid

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Day 71: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz She was a scholar who corresponded with Isaac Newton, a nun who’s writings were unbound by genre or a sacred/secular divide and a 17th century Mexican woman who passionately and publicly advocated for women’s rights and education. Contemporary accounts attest to her supreme intellect, curiosity, bravery, and devotion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juana_Inés_de_la_Cruz

Day 71: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz She was a scholar who corresponded with Isaac Newton, a nun who’s writings were unbound by genre or a sacred/secular divide and a 17th century Mexican woman who passionately and publicly advocated for women’s rights and education. Contemporary accounts attest to her supreme intellect, curiosity, bravery, and devotion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juana_Inés_de_la_Cruz

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Rigoberta Menchú Tum Rigoberta Menchú Tum is a human rights activist from Guatemala. She was born into the Quiche branch of the indigenous Mayan culture. She has been an advocate for women’s, indigenous and poor people’s rights nearly her entire life. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992.

Rigoberta Menchú Tum Rigoberta Menchú Tum is a human rights activist from Guatemala. She was born into the Quiche branch of the indigenous Mayan culture. She has been an advocate for women’s, indigenous and poor people’s rights nearly her entire life. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992.

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Regina Jonas was the first ordained female rabbi. She practiced her ministry in Nazi Germany, where she ministered to many older people who had already sent their families away. Eventually she was detained and sent to a concentration camp where she meet and consoled people. In 1944 she was transferred to Auschwitz where she was murdered. She was pretty much forgotten to history until 1991 where the opening up of East Germany allowed a small cache of her papers to be discovered.

Regina Jonas was the first ordained female rabbi. She practiced her ministry in Nazi Germany, where she ministered to many older people who had already sent their families away. Eventually she was detained and sent to a concentration camp where she meet and consoled people. In 1944 she was transferred to Auschwitz where she was murdered. She was pretty much forgotten to history until 1991 where the opening up of East Germany allowed a small cache of her papers to be discovered.

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