Women you should know: Janet Emerson Bashen
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Women you should know: Janet Emerson Bashen

“My success and failures make me who I am and who I am is a black woman raised in the south by working class parents who tried to give me a better life by fostering a fervent commitment to succeed.”   Continue reading

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Women you should know: Patricia Bath
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Women you should know: Patricia Bath

Patricia E. Bath, an ophthalmologist and laser scientist, is an innovative research scientist and advocate for blindness prevention, treatment, and cure. Born on November 4, 1942, in Harlem, Manhattan, Bath is the daughter of Rupert and Gladys Bath. Her father, an immigrant from Trinidad, was a newspaper columnist, a merchant seaman and the first black … Continue reading

Women you should know: Dolores Huerta
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Women you should know: Dolores Huerta

Born in 1930, Dolores Huerta is a labor and civil rights activist, mother of 11 children, and Latina icon. She co-founded the United Farm Workers Union along with César Chávez, brought women into the labor movement, and challenged sexism and racism. She also negotiated the first successful collective bargaining agreement by agricultural laborers in 1966. Despite … Continue reading

Women you should know: Winnie Mandela
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Women you should know: Winnie Mandela

Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela was born, the fifth of nine children, in the village of Mbongweni, Bizana, in the Transkei on 26 September 1936. During her infant years her father, Columbus, was a local history teacher. In later years he was the minister of the Transkei Governments’ Forestry and Agriculture Department during Kaizer Matanzima’s rule. Her mother, Nomathamsanqa Mzaidume … Continue reading