Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #270

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Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #270

I have invited every black doctor in Tallahassee to use the hospital and we will be able to treat folks, even if they don’t have no money to pay…

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“Yep. I believe my doctorin’ began with my carin’ for a bird with a busted wing.” And now he is on the brink of having his Laura Bell Memorial Hospital become a reality. He can only have fond memories for the days he spent around Herbert Love, without whose love, guidance and support his very own health care facility would have remained a dream. Chances are that instead of being a doctor he would be working for the new owners of Love Dairy & Ice, taking up his father’s craft of cigar making; Honorable work, but paling in comparison to the life he Love's-001has been blessed with. Now, it is the Herbert & Phoebe Love Foundation that helps LBMH become a reality.

“You will be able to save a lot of birds with a 24-bed clinic, Doc.”

“Hospital!”

“Excuse my ignorance.”

I have invited every black doctor in Tallahassee to use the hospital. We will be able to treat folks, even if they don’t have no money to pay. No one should go on sick just because they can’t afford a doctor.”

“I admire your benevolence, but you must keep in mind that you will be spending one-half of that $300,000 of your own money. And the bank will expect to be repaid for what they have lent you. And old man Lewis is not known for forgiving any amount of money owed him.”

          “I’ll be a chargin’ folks James, believe me, but only ones who have it.” A.O. is quite aware of his finances, especially as it applies to his wife. Even with the girls out the door and married, Maggie Lou continues to find ways to spend… and spend and spend some more. “But I haveta give up my day job, though I told at A&M that I can fill in a pinch.”

          “Don’t get me wrong, Doc, it’s just that I am not the type person to lay out that amount for a building. You’re exposing yourself, man! You could be cruising on to retirement, instead, your retirement money is going into that polly-annahospital. Couldn’t you work out of your house first?”

          “Can’t treat whites out my house. I’m hopin’ they will let me set up some white beds.”

“Good luck with that.” There is a sarcastic tone to his voice. He continues to be amazed at A.O. Campbell’s Pollyanna views on race relations. He has the unique ability to block out persistent injustices, choosing to focus on ‘what ifs’ and ‘maybe somedays’. Maybe he is on to something, after all. “You know, Alpha, I hear they are looking for an ambassador to represent the US at the United Nations. You would be perfect for the job.”

          “Shucks, James, I’m just another country doctor, not a ‘bassador.”

          “He is a country doctor, with the foundation of his own hospital being dug as we speak.” James will never cease to be amazed at the world of Alpha Omega Campbell. Nothing about him is just plain ordinary, yet nearly child-like in his simplicity.

“Speakin’ of today, I got to get packed for the Mayo Clinic.” Every couple of years, A.O. heads north to keep current in his medicine.

“There you go, Alpha. Clinic is good enough for the Mayos.”

“They have clinics in Minnesota, we have hospitals in Florida.”

How can you argue with that?


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Thanksgiving Extravaganza – WIF Style

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Thanksgiving Extravaganza

In the United States

The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth By Jennie A. Brownscombe (1914)

In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is commonly, but not universally, traced to a poorly documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-dayMassachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest.Pilgrims and Puritans who began emigrating from England in the 1620s and 1630s carried the tradition of Days of Fasting and Days of Thanksgiving with them to New England. Several days of Thanksgiving were held in early New England history that have been identified as the “First Thanksgiving”, including Pilgrim holidays in Plymouth in 1621 and 1623, and a Puritan holiday in Boston in 1631. According to historian Jeremy Bangs, director of the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, the Pilgrims may have been influenced by watching the annual services of Thanksgiving for the relief of the siege of Leiden in 1574, while they were staying in Leiden.In later years, religious thanksgiving services were declared by civil leaders such as Governor Bradford, who planned a thanksgiving celebration and fast in 1623. The practice of holding an annual harvest festival did not become a regular affair in New England until the late 1660s.

Thanksgiving proclamations were made mostly by church leaders in New England up until 1682, and then by both state and church leaders until after the American Revolution. During the revolutionary period, political influences affected the issuance of Thanksgiving proclamations. Various proclamations were made by royal governors, John Hancock, General George Washington, and the Continental Congress each giving thanks to God for events favorable to their causes. As President of the United States, George Washington proclaimed the first nation-wide thanksgiving celebration in America marking November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God”.

In modern times the President of the United States, in addition to issuing a proclamation, will “pardon” a turkey, which spares the bird’s life and ensures that it will spend the duration of its life roaming freely on farmland.

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I am thankful for a God who loves us.

I am thankful I’m not a vegetarian.

My Granddaughter Norah is thankful that Mommy doesn’t humiliate her like this.

Thankful I did not have this nightmare.

I’m the one on the left (NOW I’m dreaming)

“You know you’re a Redneck when you order out KFC.”

“Where did I put that turkey?”

My Molly would pose for this

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Thanksgiving Extravaganza

– WIF Style

Alpha Omega M.D. – People, Places, Things

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 Alpha Omega M.D.

People – Places – Things

 

Main Characters:

DOCTOR ALPHA OMEGA CAMPBELL

MAGGIE LOU CAMPBELL

ALPHA CAMPBELL (Mizzel) – #1 Campbell daughter

LAURA BELL CAMPBELL (McLoud) – #2 Campbell daughter

ZILLAH CAMPBELL (Shirley) – #3 Campbell daughter

FRANKLIN MCLOUD (LAURA BELL)

R. WORTH MOORE – A.O. Campbell attorney

GEORGE LEWIS – Lewis State Bank

AUDREY FRANICH – Girl who died causing A.O. downfall

MRS. ADDIE GRAY – Mother of Audrey Franich

JOHN FERRELL – Patriarch Ferrell’s Grocery

MARTHA FERRELL – Wife & Mother

AGNES (NESSIE) FERRELL – Daughter

JAMES FERRELL – Son

JOSEPH – Ferrell house servant

PRINCESS OLLA (LAURA BELL) – Upstairs maid for Ferrell household, et al

JEFFERSON SMYTHWICK – Landlord of Fort Sumter South plantation

ABIGAIL SMYTHWICK – Daughter & girlfriend to James Ferrell

WILLY CAMPBELL – Patriarch

AMANDA CAMPBELL – Matriarch

THE CAMPBELL CHILDREN

  • Hosea – oldest
  • Alfrey (A.O.)
  • Agnes
  • Emily – deceased 1893 est.
  • Francis

HERBERT LOVE – Operator Love Dairies

PHOEBE LOVE – Wife & philanthropist

JACOB HALEY –  School Teacher + President Gadsden County Anti-slavery Society

JACQUES FRANCOIS – Apothecary + member GCASS

THE FABULOUS FLYING BLEAKER BROTHERS – All the way from Czechoslovakia

DOC “ZIGGY” SIEGFRIED ENDLICHOFFER – San Luis Lake neighbor to Ferrells

FRIEDA ENDLICHOFFER – Ziggy’s wife

HARV PEARSON – Publisher The Quincy Reporter

JUDITH EASTMAN – Photography pioneers with the Eastman Kodak Company

CLETE WILSUP – Love Dairies truck drive, brother of FRANK – the Love dairy pasteurizer

HANK BLOUNT – Lord of his company town, Father of Charlie

CYRIL ODZ (ODEZICINSKI) – Gadsden County Sheriff

SIR JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE – Scottish playwright

MARY PICKFORD – Actress

CAMILLE DIAZ – Meets A.O. in Atlantic City

SARA FENWICK (FANNY RENWICK)– Proprietor Fenwick Fabriques – witness to mugging

CAROLYN HANES (CONSTANCE CARAWAY)– Writer & “friend” of Sara Fenwick

CHARLES WILSON –  Friends Killed Princess Olla/Laura Bell

CAPTAIN ROBERT FORD – Pan American Pacific Clipper

R WORTH MOORE – SINCLAIR CLAVITT  – A.O.’s new attorneys

AUDRIE FRANICH – A.O. delivers her stillborn baby

MARY GRAY – Audrie’s mother

JOE SLATER – Detective who helps Carolyn Hanes with sting on Leon County Sheriff

WINTHROP JOYCE – Leon County Sheriff

WILBERT HOPKINS – Florida State’s Attorney

HARRY MORRISON – Assistant State’s Attorney

Supporting Characters:

Frank Lightfoot – Starke Prison Guard

Warden Hayes – Starke Prison Warden

Charles Wilson – Capital Plaza Hotel

Samuel Goldblatt III – Holiday Inn Hotel Founder 

Vaughn Mizzel (Alpha husband)

Bill Shirley (Zillah husband)

Lettie Golden – Maggie Lou’s mother, escaped from Sumter w/Campbells

Reverend Bill Johnson – Pastor Faith Resurrection Baptist Church

Edwina Stephens – Family friend

J. Kenty Johnson – Professional colleague of A.O.

Henry Palmer – A.O. advocate (Southeastern Medical Society)

Jim Stack – States Attorney Florida

W.D.(Wilbert) Hopkins – Governor of Florida (States Attorney during Campbell Trial)

Pigface – Plantation Overseer

Lieutenant Commander Maynard Gaskel – Martha (Gaskel) Ferrell’s brother

Reverend Watkins – Officiant at James & Abigail’s wedding

Edna Finkle – Elderly wedding guest

Calvin Falstaff – Weather Bureau Chief

Fulton Allanson III & IV – Editors of the Tallahassee Democrat

Capt. Phileas Longfellow – From the River Queen riverboat

Catfish Al – Albert Wright, cousin of Orville & Wilbur

President William McKinley

Ellsworth Milton Statler – Hotelier

George Eastman – Eastman Kodak, brother of Judith

President Theodore Roosevelt

Ezra Elijah – Traveling Evangelist

Hannah Fielding – Charlie Blount’s girlfriend

Calhoun County Sheriff – Unnamed

Sheriff Hansen – Liberty County sheriff

Charles Bonaparte – Attorney General under T. Roosevelt

President Howard TafT

General Henri Philippe Petain – Battle of Verdun

Colonel Billy Mitchell – WWI flying ace

Rear Admiral William S. Sims – USS Chesapeake Bay

Emmeline Pankhurst– Suffragette

Alice Paul – Suffragist

Sam Shuster – Tallahassee Chief of Police

Juan “Terry” Trippe – CEO Pan American Airways

1st Officer Rod Brown – Pacific Clipper

Barney Sawicki – Crew member falls for Sara Fenwick

Sergeant Vincent Smith – Holloman AFB

Stanley Rogers – Editor @ Harper Books

Ben Wright – Jane Friez – doctors treating Sara Fenwick

Missy Hart – Missy Sanders – A.O.’s abortion patients

Jordan Essington  – Attorney for Missy Sanders

 

Places & Things:

TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA (LEON COUNTY)

STARKE PRISON

LEWIS STATE BANK

HOLIDAY INN

FRENCHTOWN

SAN LUIS LAKE

GADSDEN COUNTY FLORIDA

FORT SUMTER SOUTH PLANTATION

MIDWAY, FLORIDA

QUINCY, FLORIDA

LOVE DAIRIES

GADSDEN COUNTY ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY (GCASS)

FERRELL HILLSIDE ESTATE

PENSACOLA & EAST R.R.

THE SINKING OF BATTLESHIP MAINE IN HAVANA CUBA 1898

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

THE GALVESTON HURRICANE 1900

THE U.S. WEATHER BUREAU

THE TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA (RIVER QUEEN)

PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION 

BUFFALO/NIAGARA FALLS NEW YORK STATE

THE QUINCY REPORTER

ROCHESTER NEW YORK

SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE 1906

BLOUNTSTOWN FLORIDA

THE FBI ESTABLISHED

WORLD WAR I

SS OSCAR II

PERTH SCOTLAN

ATLANTIC CITY N.J.

FENWICK’S FABRIQUES

PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS PACIFIC CLIPPER

WORLD WAR II

TRINCOMALEE CEYLON

ROSWELL NEW MEXICO

WALTER REED ARMY HOSPITAL

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Alpha Omega M.D.

People, Places, Things

Episode Catalog – Alpha Omega M.D.

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Alpha Omega M.D.

Episode Catalog

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Episode #1    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5rG  Chapter One – ALPHA AND OMEGA

Episode #2    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5yS

Episode #3    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5z0

Episode #4    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5z6

Episode #5    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5zu

Episode #6    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5zz

Episode #7    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5zE

Episode #8    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5zT

Episode #9    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5A7

Episode #10  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Ac

Episode #11  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Ai

Episode #12  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Ay

Episode #13  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Ax

Episode #14  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5B1

Episode #15  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5B8

Episode #16  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Bp

Episode #17  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Bu

Episode #18  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5By

Episode #19  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5BE  Chapter Two – LEON TO GADSDEN

Episode #20  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5BV

Episode #21  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5C4

Episode #22  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5C9

Episode #23  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Cj

Episode #24  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Cw

Episode #25  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Cy

Episode #26  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5CR

Episode #27  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5CS

Episode #28  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5CZ

Episode #29  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Dc

Episode #30  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Dy

Episode #31  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Dx

Episode #32  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5DR

Episode #33  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5DS

Episode #34  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5E1

Episode #35  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Eb

Episode #36  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Ef

Episode #37  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Eq

Episode #38  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Et   Chapter Three – CHANGES

Episode #39  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5EI

Episode #40  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5EN

Episode #41  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5F2

Episode #42  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5F6

Episode #43  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Fe

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Episode #59  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5GW

Episode #60  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Hj

Episode #61  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Hi   Chapter Four – TREE OF LIFE

Episode #62  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Hr

Episode #63  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5HE

Episode #64  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5HL

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Episode #78  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Jx

Episode #79  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5JE    Chapter Five – HORIZONS

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Episode #81  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5JZ

Episode #82  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5K7

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Episode #102  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Mg   Chapter Six – A FRESH ONE HUNDRED

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Episode #119  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Ow

Episode #120  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5OD  Chapter Seven – END CAREER BEGINNING

Episode #121  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5OK

Episode #122  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5OS

Episode #123  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5OW

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Episode #129  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5PJ

Episode #130  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5PZ

Episode #131  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Qj

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Episode #141  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Sw    Chapter Eight – DEEDS TO A DYNASTY

Episode #142  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5SI

Episode #143  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5T6

Episode #144  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Tj

Episode #145  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5TF

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Episode #150  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5UK

Episode #151  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5V1

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Episode #153  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Vh

Episode #154  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5VA

Episode #155  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5VD

Episode #156  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5VT

Episode #157  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5W3   Chapter Nine – SHIFTING SANDS

Episode #158  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Wh

Episode #159  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Wq

Episode #160  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5WE

Episode #161  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5WN

Episode #162  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Xy

Episode #163  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5XN

Episode #164  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5XQ

Episode #165  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Y8

Episode #166  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5YA

Episode #167  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5YW

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Episode #169  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Zb

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Episode #172  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Zm

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Episode #178  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-60V

Episode #179  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-60Z   Chapter Ten – ALLIES

Episode #180  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-61o

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Episode #201   Chapter Eleven – BALANCE OF POWER

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Episode #220   Chapter Twelve – CARELESS WHISPERS

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Wise Women in History

So many of the unsung hero’s of history have been women. Women who have made tremendous contributions to fields like science and civil rights, yet were overshadowed by their male counterparts who more often than not received the awards for accomplishments that those women assisted in coming to fruition. This list is comprised of pioneers in their fields, heads of prestigious departments and organizations, Nobel prize winners, the innovators behind the technology we use today, and even the researchers that lead to established laws in Physics.

10. Josephine Baker

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“You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.”

Josephine Baker was a prominent figure of the Civil Right’s movement and had initially offered to help take over leadership after the assassination of the movement’s leader, Martin Luther King Jr. She was also a celebrated dancer and singer in both the United States and in France and graced the stage of Broadway during her early career. During the height of her career, Baker was among the highest paid entertainers in all of Europeand was admired by well-known figures like E E Cummings and Hemingway. She adopted children from all over the world and used it as a method to show that all cultures can get along. Baker also participated in King’s March on Washington and has had March 20th named “Josephine Baker Day” after the NAACP. She passed away in the 70’s and was the first American woman to be buried in France with full military honors, which included a procession and a 21-gun salute.

9. Sonia Sotomayor

 

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“Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.”

Born and raised in an impoverished Bronx housing project with her widowed mother, Sonia Sotomayor eventually became the first Latina to sit on the United States Supreme Court. She is of Puerto Rican descent and studied at several prestigious schools. In 1976, she graduated fromPrinceton University with honors and went to Yale for her degree in Law. After her graduation, Sotomayor went on to hold various prestigious jobs that eventually lead to her being in the Supreme Court. They included being the assistant district attorney for the New York County District Attorney’s Office, being nominated for the U.S District Court in 1991 by President George H.W Bush, and being nominated for the U.S Court of Appeals in 1997 by President Bill Clinton. Sotomayor has been a huge pride to the NYC Latino community, and hopefully encourages other young women of Puerto Rican descent to pursue careers in Law.

8. Malala Yousafzai

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“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”

Malala Yousafi was shot in the head by a Taliban member for advocating for women’s education and other rights under the reign of the terrorist group, Al Qaeda, in Pakistan. She eventually recovered and continued to speak publicly for women’s education in her country and urging the international community to assist making education for all children a reality. In 2014, Malala became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, exemplifying the power of young women in human rights.

7. Rebecca Lee Crumpler

 

“Having been reared by a kind aunt in Pennsylvania, whose usefulness with the sick was continually sought, I early conceived a liking for, and sought every opportunity to relieve the sufferings of others.”

Another great woman who isn’t often discussed in history classes, Rebecca was the first African American woman to become a certifieddoctor in the United States. She was also the first African American to write and publish a medical book. She began working as a nurse in Massachusetts in 1852. Soon after she enrolled in the New England Female Medical College, which was highly unusual as most medical schools did not accept African Americans at the time. During the 1860’s she worked through the Freedmen’s Bureau, taking care of and providing much needed medical assistance to the newly freed slaves in the south.

6. Chien Shiung Wu

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“There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men. In Chinese society, a woman is valued for what she is, and men encourage her to accomplishments yet she remains eternally feminine.”

Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese born, American physicist who eventually became regarded as the Chinese Marie Curie. In the 40’s, she was part of the Manhattan Project that eventually lead to the creation of the atomic bomb, and she assisted in shattering the “Law of Conservation of Parity”, a law that stated how during radioactive decay, atoms let out the same amount of particles on the left as on the right, making for a symmetrical ejection. Wu’s experiments proved that the ejection of particles was asymmetrical. The two male colleagues that she assisted received Nobel Prizes for their work, but Wu did not. She was however the first living scientist to have an asteroid named after her, and she became the first woman president of the American Physical Society in 1975.

5. Eleanor Roosevelt

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“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”

Roosevelt was the first Lady during the era of the New Deal and wife of US president Franklin Roosevelt. Apart from assisting her husband during his political career, Eleanor was an advocate for workers, African Americans, youth, and women. In fact, she held an all female reporter press conference in the White House during an era where female reporters were banned from such meetings. Eleanor remained an advocate her entire life, even after her husband’s death. She headed the first Presidential Commission on the Status of Women in 1961, and sat on the board for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Eleanor highlighted the strength and independence that a woman could have during a time when they weren’t expected to hold successful positions in leadership.

4. Grace Murray Hopper

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“Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.”

Though it is rarely taught in history books, women had a lot to do with the development of computers and the technology that was used to help the US successfully fight in World War II. Some of the first technicians and developers for the first computers were mainly women. Grace in particular was a highly trained mathematician who graduated from Harvard. She successfully made it to the rank of Rear Admiral in the Navy and assisted a team in coding the first business friendly computer program, COBOL. In 1951, Hopper was also the first person to discover a “bug” in computers. She was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1991. All aspiring technicians and software developers can look to Grace as their hero.

3. Elizabeth Blackwell

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“If society will not admit of woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled.”

Elizabeth was born in England in the early 1820’s and moved with her family to the United States at the age of 11. Despite being from animmigrant family, Blackwell eventually opened a school with her sister and mother in the late 1830’s. She decided that she wanted to be a doctor and caused an uproar when she was admitted into Geneva Medical College in upstate New York in 1847. After her graduation, Blackwell worked in London and Paris and then opened a clinic in 1853 that became known as the New York Dispensary for Poor Women and Children. In the late 1850’s she opened an infirmary for women and children, and that same year became the first woman to be listed on in the British Medical Register. Her other accomplishments included the establishment of the U.S Sanitary Commission, and the creation of the Women’s Medical College of the New York Infirmary. Her achievements paved the way for future female doctors and expanded ideas for helping the poor through medicine and having hygiene as an important part of health.

2. Ellen Ochoa

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“Usually, girls weren’t encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher, Ms. Paz Jensen, made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college.”

In 1993 Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina to become an astronaut with NASA and fly into space. Her journey to NASA was highlighted with various degrees and prestigious awards. Ochoa grew up in La Mesa, California and graduated from the local high school. She received her Bachelors in Physics at San Diego State University, and her masters in Science and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering. She was selected by NASA in 1990 after applying three times, and finally became an astronaut in July of 1991. By the time of her last flight in 2002, Ochoa had logged close to 1000 space hours. She currently serves as the Director of the Lyndon B Johnson Space center in Texas, Ochoa is the second woman and first Latina to hold that title. Apart from a successful career with NASA, Ochoa has also won various awards including the Women in Aerospace Outstanding Achievement Award and the Hispanic Engineer Albert Baez Award.

1. Toni Morrison

“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

A pioneer in diversity in American canon of literature, Toni Morrison was the first black woman and the eighth woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. During her career, Morrison taught English in various universities and had many successful students who later on became prominent in Literature and Civil Rights. One of them was Claude Brown who wrote “Manchild in the Promised Land”. In the mid to late 60’s Morrison was an editor for the publishing company, Random House and wrote her debut novel “The Bluest Eye” in 1970. She went on to write many other successful novels about black women finding their identity in the midst of a male centric society. The novel Beloved which was eventually adapted into a movie and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1993. By then she was also the first black woman writer to hold a named chair at an Ivy League School, Princeton to be exact. Morrison is still writing novels and her achievements will probably continue to add up.

1 A.  Gwendolyn Hoff

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“The entirety of humanity are but vagabonds in God’s big pond.”

Ms. Hoff knows her place in the Universe and respects the Creator of all things. She just happens to be the webmaster of this daily blog. “Writing is Fun-damental” is a niche site dedicated to the preservation of quality writing, started in late 2012 and still going strong. She is the self-proclaimed “Queen of Nothing”.

Author of and blogged herein:

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BLACK SOUTHERN DOCTOR

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