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Rosie Napravnik – Woman Jockey Among the Firsts

Rosie Napravnik – Woman Jockey Among the Firsts by C.K. Thomas Rosie Napravnik has ridden in all three thoroughbred, dirt-track races that make up the famous Triple Crown: The Kentucky Derby – Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky; The Preakness Stakes – … Continue reading

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Peggy Hull, U. S. War Correspondent: 1889-1967

Peggy Hull, U. S. War Correspondent: 1889-1967 by C.K. Thomas In 1918, Peggy Hull’s appointment as the first woman to be officially accredited by the War Department as a U.S. War Correspondent changed a longstanding policy of barring women from … Continue reading

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Dr. Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Dr. Peggy Whitson, Astronaut By C. K. Thomas Remember her and her historic accomplishment: on April 24, 2017, Peggy Whitson set a more than 534-day record for the most days ever spent in space by a NASA astronaut! It’s also … Continue reading

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A Retreat for Creative Minds and a National Historic Landmark

A Retreat for Creative Minds and a National Historic Landmark by C.K. Thomas Yaddo, an artists’ colony and retreat for serious artists in Saratoga Springs, New York, is the creation of author/poet Kate (Katrina) Nichols Trask (1853-1922). The name Yaddo … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures Movie Inspires STEM Scholarships

Hidden Figures Movie Inspires STEM Scholarships by C. K. Thomas In November of 2016, PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox partnered with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) to offer two grand prizes to young women interested in furthering their … Continue reading

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The First Woman to Run for President: Victoria Claflin Woodhull

The First Woman to Run for President of the United States: Victoria Claflin Woodhull by C.K. Thomas In 2014 Myra MacPherson wrote The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age. Carol Felsenthal referenced MacPherson’s book extensively in … Continue reading

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Nancy Wake: WWII Woman, Socialite, French Resistance Leader, Spy, British Special Ops Officer

Nancy Wake: WWII Woman, Socialite, French Resistance Leader, Spy, British Special Ops Officer by C.K. Thomas When the Nazis invaded France in WWII, Nancy Wake and her husband, wealthy French Industrialist Henri Fiocca, lived in Marseille. Actor Cate Blanchett played … Continue reading

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