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The Lioness Project: The Night Witches

The Lioness Project: The Night Witches

Instead of a lioness, this time, we have a pride. The Soviet 588th Night Bomber Regiment was an all-female squadron of fighter pilots who harried the Nazi forces so much that the German soldiers called them “Nachthexen,” or “Night Witches.” The regiment took it as…

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The Lioness Project: Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawaii

The Lioness Project: Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawaii

This lioness was a gifted musician and composer. She was also the last and only Queen of Hawaii, and relinquished her throne to save her people. “Never cease to act because you fear you may fail.” —Queen Lili’uokalani Lili’uokalani was born Lydia Kamaka’eha on September 2,…

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The Lioness Project: Shirley Chisholm

The Lioness Project: Shirley Chisholm

This Lioness was the first black woman in Congress, and the first black woman to run for president.  She fought tirelessly to help women and people of color find a voice in American politics. “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring…

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The Lioness Project: Caroline Herschel

The Lioness Project: Caroline Herschel

Eek! I’ve missed a few weeks! Hopefully this week’s Lioness is worth the wait. Hers is a true Cinderella story: forced by her mother to forego education in favor of housework, she went on to become first an acclaimed performer, and then the first professional…

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