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Emmeline Pankhurst - Political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement.

Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the British suffragette movement, was born on this day in 1858

Joseph Jenkins Roberts became the first president of Liberia, one of the two independent African nations (alongside Ethiopia) at the time of European control and domination.

Joseph Jenkins Roberts (March 1809 - February was the first and seventh - president of Liberia. Born free in Norfolk, Virginia, USA, Roberts emigrated to Liberia in 1829 as a young man. In Roberts became the first African-American president of any nation.

The Holocaust was one of the worst times in history and is a tough subject to teach. Here is a list of Holocaust movies for middle school and high school that are PG-13 or under.

Holocaust Movies for Middle School and High School

Hollywood has pushed out some impressive historical dramas. Here are some great quality historical movies for junior high and high school, under R.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - First Female President of Liberia - she and the women of her country have done TREMENDOUS things. We can all learn...

Something indomitable about African women's spirits is expressed so vividly in Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's leadership. As the woman democratically elected as president of an African nation, she makes us especially proud.

Edmonia Lewis 1844-1907 [Lesbian] -as the first African American and Native American woman to gain fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world.

Carte-de-visite portrait of Edmonia Lewis African American Sculptor. She had a Chippewa mother and a free black father; orphaned at age twelve, she was adopted. She studied in Rome and worked and exhibited with Harriet Hosmer, and others.

Golda Meir: first female Prime Minister of Israel.

I absuloutely LOVE Golda Meir! Golda Meir: first female Prime Minister of Israel.

‘If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.’ – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Liberia's first female president & the world's first black female president

It's amazing how she can still smile even though she waits on the Franks and Vaan Pels so much  -Josh Z.

Painfully shy, awesomely brave, the unknown heroine behind Anne Frank's diary

Miep Gies, Start with hair curled but down and perhaps clipped up on the side. Still curled but pinned back (as seen in the picture).