Maria Skłodowska-Curie or Marie Curie was a woman before her time. Born in 1867, in Poland, she was a genius in physics and in chemistry; she is the first woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize and the only woman in history to receive two Nobel Prizes. When she was a girl women were not allowed to study in Poland so she and her sister (who would become a doctor) went to France.
Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012), OMRI, OMCA: lost her research job in 1938 and conducted underground research defying Nazi persecution. An Italian Nobel laureate, honored for her work in neurobiology. Awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen for the discovery of nerve growth factor. From 1969 to 1978 she was Director of the Institute of Cell Biology of the Italian National Council of Research, in Rome. Doctor, professor, and researcher. STEM
Shirley Chisholm 1969 of New York, becomes the first African-American woman in Congress. Her motto is, "Unbought and unbossed." She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) becomes the first black woman U.S. Representative.
Septima Clark was an educator and civil rights activist who established citizenship schools that helped many African Americans register to vote. Regarded as a pioneer in grassroots citizenship education, she was active with the NAACP in getting more black teachers hired in the South.
Women in History III Upon request, we created a new Women In History poster. There are so many great women who all deserve recognition, so it's quite difficult to pick out who can all squeeze on this. We do enjoy talking with parents who say how important this is for their daughters. :)