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Michelle obama. Florence Nightingale. Florence Nightingale (1820 – 1910) Volunteered to nurse soldiers during the Crimean War.

Florence Nightingale

She analysed the difficult conditions to help revolutionise the service of nursing and the treatment of patients. Short bio of Florence Nightingale Born in 1820 to a wealthy family, Florence was educated at home by her father. She aspired to serve others, in particular she wanted to become a nurse. Her parents were opposed – at that time, nursing was not seen as an attractive or ‘respectable’ profession. Florence had the opportunity to marry, but she refused a couple of suitors. In 1853, the Crimea war broke out. Florence was very glad to be able to take up the post and put into use her training as a nurse. “The British high command had succeeded in creating the nearest thing to hell on earth.”

Nzinga. Image: Queen Nzinga of Angola (circa b: 1581 - d.


Dec. 17, 1663) A brief account of the life and times of one of the earliest recorded African warrior queens, Queen Nzinga (aka Nzinga; Dona Ana de Sousa; Ana de Souza; Zhinga; N'Zhinga; Jinga; Ngola Ana Nzinga Mbande), renowned for her strategic military tactics and political and diplomatic intelligence. Born as Princess Nzinga among the Mbundu (Ambundu) group of the Ndongo Kingdom in the central west Africa region now known as Angola. Her father was Ngola Kilajua, the word 'Ngola' referring to the title of the ruling chief, which later developed into the national name for the region.

Her mother reportedly had no blood ties to the royal family within the landed chieftain system. The earliest European record of Nzinga was a report of her inclusion in her brother's envoy to an 1622 peace conference before the Portuguese's Luanda governor João Correia de Sousa. The Mbundu tradition prohibited women rulers. Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama is a lawyer, Chicago city administrator and community outreach worker, as well as the wife of U.S.

Michelle Obama

President Barack Obama and the 44th first lady. Synopsis Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Princeton University, graduating cum laude in 1985, and went on to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1988. Following law school, she worked at a Chicago law firm, where she met her husband, President Barack Obama. Early Life Michelle Obama was born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. Michelle was raised on Chicago's South Side in a one-bedroom apartment.

Craig and Michelle, 21 months apart in age, were often mistaken for twins. Gifted Student By sixth grade, Michelle was attending gifted classes, where she learned French and took accelerated courses. Michelle graduated in 1981 from Whitney M. Grace O'Malley. Early life[edit] O'Malley was born in Ireland around 1530, when Henry VIII was King of England and (at least in name) Lord of Ireland.

Grace O'Malley

Under the policies of the English government at the time, the semi-autonomous Irish princes and lords were left mostly to their own devices. However this was to change over the course of O'Malley's life as the Tudor conquest of Ireland gathered pace. The Uí Mháille taxed all those who fished off their coasts, which included fishermen from as far away as England.

Emily Pankhurst. Emily Pankhurst (15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a leading British suffragette, who played a militant role in helping to gain women the right to vote.

Emily Pankhurst

“Human life for us is sacred, but we say if any life is to be sacrificed it shall be ours; we won’t do it ourselves, but we will put the enemy in the position where they will have to choose between giving us freedom or giving us death.” - Emmeline Pankhurst From Freedom or Death (1913) Short Bio Emily Pankhurst Emily Pankhurst was born in Moss Side, Manchester in 1858. Her family had a tradition of radical politics, and she stepped into that mould becoming a passionate campaigner for women’s right to vote. In 1878, she married Richard Pankhurst, leader barrister, who at the time was 24 years older than her. After his death, she threw herself into the women’s suffrage movement forming the Women’s Franchise league in 1898. In 1903 she formed the more militant Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU).

Rosa Parks. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (1913 – 2005) was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U.S.

Rosa Parks

Congress dubbed the “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement”. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake’s demand that she relinquish her seat to a white man. Her subsequent arrest and trial for this act of civil disobedience triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation in history, and launched Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the organizers of the boycott, to the forefront of the civil rights movement.

Her role in American history earned her an iconic status in American culture, and her actions have left an enduring legacy for civil rights movements around the world. Early life Rosa Parks Rosa Louise McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, 1913.