Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman

"Any time, any time while I was a slave, if one minute's freedom had been offered to me, and I had been told I must die at the end of that minute, I would have taken it-- just to stand one minute on god' airth a free woman--I would."

Mumbet  Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman 

 first black woman to gain her freedom in court in the newly formed United States

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mary Wells

 “Many girls and women don’t make the connection between technology
and people. If you ask a child to sketch an engineer building a bridge,
 invariably you see an engineer alone in the picture…If you ask a
 child to sketch a doctor…there is a patient.”
 Mary Wells, Associate Dean of Outreach for the Faculty of Engineering at Ontario’s University of Waterloo

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cathe Kobacker

"Conversations not debates have taught me the most."

25-year hospice volunteer and advocate for compassionate end-of-life care throughout the world

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Claressa Shields

"Before boxing, I wanted to have 10 kids by the time I was 25. Now, my goal is to get this gold medal, go pro and be a world champion."

 Claressa Shields  16, named outstanding boxer at Olympic trials