People of distinction

Collection by Patricia Rieta-Garcia

Patricia Rieta-Garcia
On the Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which s Women In History, World History, World War, Hans Scholl, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Fotojournalismus, German Women, Interesting History

On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943

"Many people think of our times as being the last before the end of the world. The evidence of horror all around us makes this seem pos...

Rear Admiral Grace M Hopper was a remarkable woman; an American computer scientist who programmed the very first computers, and United States Navy rear admiral. Anja Rubik, We Are The World, In This World, Women In History, Black History, Modern History, Ancient History, Great Women, Amazing Women

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staticonthesignal: “ If you use a computer, which you most likely do unless your reading this on a printed copy, in which case you are only reading this because of a computer, unless you got your...

Jennifer Moreno, a US Army nurse killed in Afghanistan. She left a position of safety to render critical aid to a Special Operations Team who had suffered casualties. Her courage is what gives our nation hope. Bon Courage, Military Women, Military Families, Military Life, Military History, Fallen Heroes, Fallen Soldiers, Support Our Troops, American Soldiers

Scanning WWII: The Arnett Institute's WWII Scanning Project

Scanning WWII is an awareness endeavor of the Arnett Institute's WWII Scanning Project, working to help digitize WWII records in the National Archives before they turn to dust!

Harold K. was an American pilot and Tuskegee Airman… Gi Joe, Tuskegee Airmen, Black History Facts, African American History, Native American, African Diaspora, American Soldiers, Interesting History, Before Us

Harold K. Hoskins, Sr. (1927-2012) was an American pilot and Tuskegee Airman who was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. In 1945, he joined the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and learned to fly at Alabama's Tuskegee Air Field. In 1971, he retired as a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel after logging 9500 flight hours. Hoskins later became assistant vice president of student affairs at California State University at Hayward.

The first female doctors from India, Japan and Syria, as students at the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in (Photo: Legacy Center Archives, Drexel University College of Medicine) Historical photos circulating depict women medical pioneers Women In History, Black History, Female Doctor, Woman Doctor, History Channel, Interesting History, Vintage Photographs, Historical Photos, Historical Women

A Mighty Girl

The three women pictured in this incredible photograph from 1885 -- Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria -- each...

(From Rolonda Watts) - "Congrats to my Auntie, Maya Angelou! President Barack Obama presents Auntie Maya with the HIGHEST civilian honor~ Well deserved! Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Maya Angelou, Joe Biden, Durham, Presidente Obama, First Black President, By Any Means Necessary, Black Presidents

Gratuitous Obama Picture #9

President Obama kisses Maya Angelou after giving her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour the president can give. This took place on February 15th 2011. I have seen pictures of this before, but this one catches it at just the right moment and is cropped to make it seem private, despite it…

right to be educated - malala yousafzai - image - quote malala yousafzai - image tina boomerina (for my daughters and all daughters) Malala Yousafzai, We Are The World, Change The World, Thinking Day, Equal Rights, Thats The Way, Women In History, Birthday Quotes, Good People

the right to be educated - malala yousafzai - image - quote malala yousafzai - image tina boomerina (for my daughters and all daughters)

Because Saint Francis Organics endeavors to protect wildlife and the environment by manufacturing clean, green, organic products. St Francis of Assisi. Patron Saint of Animals, the Environment and Ecology. Catholic Art, Catholic Saints, Patron Saints, Catholic Bishops, Catholic Prayers, Religious Images, Religious Icons, Religious Art, Religious Education

Angela Magnoni: Aforismi, citazioni racconti, episodi, religione cattolica

Pagina con citazioni. aforismi, racconti ed episodi religiosi

 Russian Orthodox Nun in France who helped Jews during… Women In History, World History, World War Ii, Great Women, Amazing Women, Kings & Queens, Believe, Before Us, Religion

Mother Marie Skobtzova. Russian Orthodox Nun in France who helped Jews during the Holocaust. In July 1942 the Nazis rounded up thousands of Jews for deportation. Mother Maria managed to enter the stadium where they were being held, and with the help of garbage collectors, smuggled out several children in garbage bins. The Nazis soon warned her to stop helping Jews, but she did not listen. Mother Maria was arrested in February 1943 and sent to concentration camps, where she perished.

Sister Gertruda Stanisława Marciniak, Poland - The Polish nun who hid Jews in her orphanage. Their are many of others who hid jews and thanks to them people were saved from those horrid camps and nazis. Jewish History, History Books, World History, Great Women, Amazing Women, Nuns Habits, Brave Women, Thinking Day, Women In History

Sister Gertruda Stanisława Marciniak | Teachers Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust | "Their Fate Will Be My Fate Too..."

Sister Gertruda Stanisława Marciniak, Poland - The Polish nun who hid Jews in her orphanage

“In Burkina Faso, if a woman is accused of witchcraft she’s chased out of her home and her village. If she is not lucky enough to be cast out she could be killed.This nun has dedicated herself to taking care of these poor terrorized women. Faith In Humanity, Good People, Costume, Black History, Feminism, Amazing Women, Christianity, Beautiful People, Witchcraft

No, THIS nun is on fire....

A Catholic woman's notes on the passing scene

Rachel Carson was an American marine biologist and writer best known for her 1962 book, Silent Spring, which exposed the dangers of chemical pesticides, especially DDT. In her book, Carson Great Women, Amazing Women, Change The World, In This World, I Look To You, Rachel Carson, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Issues, Black White

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R achel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist & conservationist whose books make her rather the godmother of modern enviormentists...

Philadelphians Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus rescued 50 children from Nazi Germany during the height of World War II. National Proposal Day, Superstar, Best Kids Watches, Courageous People, Hbo Documentaries, Lest We Forget, Real Hero, Women In History, History Major

4 Ways To Know If You Are Financially Overstretched And Are Headed For The Debt Hole | Times Square Chronicles

4 Ways To Know If You Are Financially Overstretched And Are Headed For The Debt Hole on Times Square Chronicles | One of the reasons you could be living in…

Gertrude Stein: "We are always the same age inside." (This picture of Stein shows what Hemingway meant when he said she came to look like a Roman emperor. Maria Callas, Tilda Swinton, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot, Adele, Ute Lemper, The White Album, Portraits

Gertrude Stein puts the “there” back in Oakland

By Matt Werner, Technical Writer, Enterprise Gertrude Stein. (Courtesy Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room.) What exactly ...