Queen Mary of England was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. She was born at Greenwich on February 18th, 1516. Mary’s life was troubled early on with the public divorce and multiple marriage disasters of her father King Henry.
Edith Cavell was a British nurse who had the courage to save the lives of soldiers on both sides of WWI without discrimination. The consequences she faced for this were fatal and cost the young women her life. She was executed on October 12th, 1915 for war crimes.
Sybil Ludington was a simple colonial women living just outside of New York in 1776 during the American Revolution in rural Dutchess county. She was the eldest child of commander Henry Ludington. Sybil’s father belonged to the Dutchess County militia.
The civil rights movement in the United States was a decades-long struggle with the goal of enforcing constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that other Americans already enjoyed. The injustice of Jim Crow Laws and the violence suffered is profound.