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Mary Fields was widely beloved. She was admired in Montana for holding her own & living her own way despite odds being stacked against her. She dressed in the comfortable clothes of a man, including a wool cap & boots, & she wore a revolver strapped around her waist under her apron. At 200 lbs, she was said to be a match for any two men in Montana. She had a standing bet that she could knock a man out with one punch, and she never lost a dime to anyone foolish enough to take her up on that…

Mary Fields, c. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.

Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth. Green signed a lifetime contract with the pancake company and her image was used for packaging and billboards.

Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth.

Theodore Roosevelt's son Quentin and his friend Roswell Pinckney, 1902

The young sons of Roosevelt and the White House steward, 1902 [5 pics]

Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore Roosevelt, and one of his "White House Gang" playmates, Roswell Pinckney, Quentin Roosevelt later joined the Army Air Service and was killed during combat in WWI.

George Washington Carver - looks to be getting ready to attend a Tuskegee graduation

George Washington Carver overcame slavery to achieve fame as a scientist, botanist, and educator. (KO) What a wonderful man. He overcame so much, then went onto to achieve amazing things. He was a great blessing to this country.

Helen Keller and Charlie Chaplin in Hollywood, 1919.

1919 - Helen Keller teaching Charlie Chaplin the manual sign language alphabet.

Due donne armene posano con i loro fucili prima di andare in guerra contro gli ottomani, 1895.

Armenian women during the 1895 Hamidian massacres, when the Armenians of Zeitun (modern Süleymanlı), fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves from Ottoman troops. Our women are warriors

Another member of the African Choir, 1891. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures

Member of the African Choir, London Stereoscopic Company, Photograph: Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty Images black Victorians: Astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years

Jewel S. LaFontant-MANkarious (1922-1997), A.B. Oberlin 1943, '79 hon., trustee 1981-86. She was the first African American woman to serve as assistant U.S. attorney and the first African American woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. #herstory #women's #History

Jewel Lafontant-Mankarious, Lawyer and U.S. Official, Dies

Jewel S. LaFontant - She was the first African American woman to serve as assistant U. attorney and the first African American woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court.

Seminole woman with baby, circa 1905. Original copyright by John Chamberlin. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division,

Seminole woman with baby, circa Original copyright by John Chamberlin. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division,

Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War.     #history #photooftheday #awesome #oldphoto #oldphotos #oldphotograph #retrophoto #oldphotographs #oldphotography #oldphotoshoot #retrophotography #retrophotos #historicalpics #historicalphotos #picryl

Harriet Tubman, born Araminta Harriet Ross, was an abolitionist who rescued more than 300 slaves using the Underground Railroad, a Union spy during the Civil War and women's suffragist.

Cantonese pirate Ching Shih (1775-1844) left prostitution to terrorize the China Sea with a fleet of 1,800 ships & more than 80,000 pirates. She was so powerful that the Chinese emperor offered her amnesty. So she took her loot, opened a gambling house & lived happily for a further 34 years.

Ching Shih was a nineteenth century woman pirate who expected strict discipline from her buccaneers and imposed upon them a code of behavior expected strict discipline from her buccaneers and imposed upon them a code of behavior.

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Knowledge & intelligence are know no color

Walter S. McAfee is the African American mathematician and physicist who first calculated the speed of the moon. McAfee participated in Project Diana in the - a U. Army program, created to determine whether a high frequency radio signal could.

Rare photo of a Female Samurai... Most Awesome Picture EVA! She is my new hero!

Rare photo of a Female Samurai.

"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.