I’ll be posting interesting Women in history here.
Because Her Story should be told!
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”
Architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation’s highest court, becoming its most prominent member. Her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her, and it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign. READ THE NPR story click here.
…was the daughter of famed poet Lord Byron and Annabella Milbanke Byron, who legally separated two months after her birth.
Ada Lovelace – The World’s First Computer Programmer
Caroline Weldon –
I just watched this movie tonight “Woman Walks Ahead” (7 day free trial of Showtime). It is based on the life of Caroline Weldon ( 4 December 1844 – 15 March 1921) a woman who ventured to the (Wild) west on her own to support the Indian Tribes in their efforts to keep their land. You can read more about her on Click > wikipedia. The movie was really interesting and I found myself searching for the painting of Sitting Bull she painted and for more information about Caroline Weldon. She was an Artist and (American) Indian Rights activist.
Check out this article from the Times, “Woman Walks Ahead – centers on what might seem like a minor moment in history: the 19th century efforts of Catherine Weldon, a white woman from Brooklyn, to paint a portrait of Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull. But the story of the painting, which plays a much smaller role in the real history of Sitting Bull and Weldon than it does in the movie, is actually a window into a pivotal moment in American history.”…CLICK to READ