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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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The Lioness Project: Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga

The Lioness Project: Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga

This week’s Lioness was imprisoned for her Japanese ancestry after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She devoted her life to exposing the racist rationale for the “internment” camps, helping to provide victims with justice and redress. “It is my fervent hope that persons who review the historical documents…

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The Lioness Project: Wilma Rudolph

The Lioness Project: Wilma Rudolph

They called her the Tornado. La Gazella Nera. La Perle Noire. The Fastest Woman on Earth. But this world-record setting Olympic Hall-of-Famer started out as a little black girl with polio in the segregated South. “The doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told…

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