women in history Tag

Born: November 20, 1923 Union of South Africa Known For: Writer, Political Activist, and Nobel Prize Winner for Literature In our ongoing attempts to introduce you all to historic women you might not know, we're celebrating the birthday of Nobel Prize Winner Nadine Gordimer. She lead a fascinating life,...

Alice Ball Born: July 24, 1892 Seattle, Washington, USA Known For: Discovery of the First Treatment for Leprosy In honoring Alice Ball for our HBDLadies Series, we have yet another woman whose accomplishments were hidden from history. Too often women's role in history is left unwritten, their accomplishments forgotten, or...

Margherita Hack Born: June 12, 1922 Florence, Italy Known for: Astrophysicist and scientific disseminator.  Margherita Hack was known as the "Lady of the Stars" and spent her long career as an astronomer who focused on stellar spectroscopy and radio astronomy. Along with over 200 scientific papers to her name,...

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