Women’s History Month: Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958)

Confession: I have a semi-obsession with today's featured woman. Rosalind Franklin was born in London in 1920. By the age of 15, she knew she wanted to be a scientist. Her father, however, wanted her to be a social worker. Nevertheless, she persisted. She entered Newnham College in 1938. By 1945, she had earned a... Continue Reading →

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Women’s History Month: Nancy Wake (1912-2011)

Nancy Wake was a secret agent during WWII, working in France against the Germans. Born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1912, Wake was married to French industrialist Henri Edmond Fiocca when the war broke out. She worked as a courier for the French Resistance, and by 1943, was the Gestapo's most wanted person, with a... Continue Reading →

Women’s History Month–Deborah Sampson (1760-1827)

Deborah Sampson was born in 1760 in Plympton, Massachusetts. Her father never returned from a sea voyage, and in dire financial straits, unable to support Deborah and her siblings, her mother arranged for them to live with local families. Around age 10, Deborah was bonded to a family where she worked both in the home... Continue Reading →

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