Reverently called Moses, Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured brutal beatings by her master & the harsh regime of the field hand. In 184
Eve Arnold: School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face or her hair being pulled. Virginia, 1960 (no link, but a reminder to find out more about SNCC training)
Kathrine Switzer entered and completed the Boston Marathon in 1967, five years before women were officially allowed to compete in it. Other runners prevented organizers from stopping her from completing the race
Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.