Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1844–September 17, 1907) was an African/Native American sculptor (African, Ojibwe and Haitian) who worked for most of her career in Rome. Her heritage is African-American and Native American and she gained fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world.
A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground, 1987. Early coal mines did not feature ventilation systems, so miners would bring a caged canary into new coal seams since canaries are especially sensitive to methane and carbon monoxide (they could detect any dangerous gas build-ups). As long as the bird kept singing, the miners knew their air supply was safe. A dead canary signaled an immediate evacuation. ...
Harold Whittles hears for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear. Read more: http://ilyke.co/the-most-powerful-and-moving-pictures-through-past-and-present--the-last-5-are-inspiring-and-moving/40964#ixzz3ywc5LX47
A gifted sculptor, Florida-born Augusta Savage fought poverty, racism and sexism to become a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance, the period of African-American cultural outpouring in New York City during the 1920s and '30s. Her extraordinary talent opened many doors that led to her becoming one of the most influential black teachers of her time and a strong voice for civil rights for blacks.
"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Harriet Tubman. [Applies to many situations. More wonderful older women at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/ ]