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June 21, 2019
Pioneers: Sybilla Righton Masters
Today’s pioneer is Sybilla Righton Masters (1675 - 1720), the first person in the American Colonies to be given a patent and the inventor of grits.
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4 min
June 20, 2019
Pioneers: Mary Pickford
Today’s Pioneer is Mary Pickford (1892 - 1979), the original Hollywood Icon.
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5 min
June 19, 2019
Pioneers: Ethel Payne
Today’s pioneer is Ethel Payne (1911 - 1991), the “First Lady of the Black Press.”
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4 min
June 18, 2019
Pioneers: Sandra Day O'Connor
Today’s Pioneer is Sandra Day O’Connor (1930 - present), the first woman to ever serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
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5 min
June 17, 2019
Pioneers: Miriam Makeba
Today’s pioneer is Miriam Makeba, also known as Mama Africa (1932 - 2008). She was a singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist.
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6 min
June 14, 2019
Pioneers: Wangari Maathai
Today’s pioneer is Wangari Maathai (1940 - 2011), an environmental and women’s rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.
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5 min
June 13, 2019
Pioneers: Frances Glessner Lee
Today’s pioneer is Frances Glessner Lee (1878 - 1962), the mother of modern forensic science.
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5 min
June 12, 2019
Pioneers: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Today’s pioneer is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka The Notorious RBG (1933 - present).
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5 min
June 11, 2019
Pioneers: Fatima al-Fihri
Today’s pioneer is Fatima al-Fihri (800-880 CE). Fatima founded the first degree-awarding educational institution in the world.
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3 min
June 10, 2019
Pioneers: Geraldine Ferraro
Today’s pioneer Geraldine Ferraro (1935 - 2011), the first woman to be nominated for Vice President by a major political party.
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4 min
June 7, 2019
Pioneers: Olivia de Havilland
Today’s Pioneer is Olivia de Havilland (1916 - present). You may know her as Melanie from Gone With The Wind, but her accomplishments went far beyond the movie. She revolutionized the Old Hollywood System.
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5 min
June 6, 2019
Pioneers: Coccinelle
Today’s Pioneer is Coccinelle (1931 - 2006). A pioneering actress, entertainer, singer, and activist, Coccinelle left her mark on France and around the world.
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4 min
June 5, 2019
Pioneers: Shirley Chisholm
Today’s Pioneer is Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005). This bold leader had a passionate career as a civil servant and was the first African American U.S. Congresswoman.
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4 min
June 4, 2019
Pioneers: Rachel Carson
Today’s Pioneer is Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964). We’re talking about the marine biologist, conservationist, and author, who catalyzed the global environmental movement.
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4 min
June 3, 2019
Pioneers: Lucille Ball
Today’s Pioneer is Lucille Ball (1911 - 1989). As an actress, comedian, model, studio exec, and producer, she forged her own way and changed Hollywood forever.
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5 min
May 29, 2019
Prologue: A New Kind of Encyclopedia
Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.
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