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A Rebel by Nature & A Bilingual Lit Queen/Nazi Resistance Fighter

Name: Ana Mendieta Birth: November 18, 1948  Death: September 8, 1985 What she did: Cuban American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist who is best known for her “earth-body” artwork. Ana Maria Mendieta was born into a middle-class family in Havana on Nov. 18, 1948. Her father, Ignacio, was a prominent political figure who […]

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From Slave to Soldier and The Most Dangerous Spy

Sorry this is a day late! The long holiday weekend got me all mixed up + being sick did not help at all. Thank you for reading! 🙂 Cathay Williams Born: September 1844      Died: 1893 What she did: The first African-American woman to enlist in the Army Facts: Cathay Williams was born in […]

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The Fighting Girlfriend, an Unsexed Soldier, & a Police Matron

Name: Mariya Oktyabrskaya Born: August 16, 1905    Died: March 15, 1944 What they did: Tank-Driving Nazi Killing Widow Facts: Born into a poor Ukrainian family on the Crimean Peninsula. She was one of ten children. In 1925, she married a Soviet army officer. While married to her husband, Ilya Oktyabrskaya , she began to acquire […]