These extraordinary women changed the history of photojournalism.
The award-winning photojournalist broke gender barriers and was the first American female reporter killed in combat in Vietnam.
After her death, Dickey Chapelle’s editor at National Geographic paid tribute to the gutsy war correspondent he knew.
When the Pentagon wanted a photographer to record the largest airborne assault in the Vietnam War, the most qualified candidate was a young French woman.
The black naturalist, astronomer, surveyor, and almanac-writer Benjamin Banneker took issue with Thomas Jefferson’s attitude toward “those of my complexion.”
“I will leave this house only if I am dead,” the prominent New York doctor told his ex-wife, who was seeking half the value of their Manhattan townhouse in a divorce.
Popular history tells us that America was named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. But could there be other, perhaps even older origins of the name?
My grandparents were murdered during the Osage Reign of Terror. It took my family generations to recover.