Category Archives: 20th century

Women of the 20th century

Historic career ended in Controversy

Helen Thomas was born August 4th, 1920. Helen is an American author and a former news service reporter, Hearst Newspapers columnist and member of the White House Press Corps. For the past 57 years Helen served the correspondent, and more … Continue reading

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Vietnam’s picturesque victim: Phan Thi Kim Phuc

Phuc is a Canadian-Vietnamese subject of the Pulitzer Prize picture from the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. Born in Trang Bang, Vietnam in 1963. Trang Bang was the town that we know now as the site of the napalm … Continue reading

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Hanan al- Shaykh

Hanan is a Lebanese author on contemporary women’s literature. Hanan is from a very strict Shi’a patriarchal background in Lebanon.  Hanan follows in the footsteps of contemporary Arab women authors like Nawal El-Saadawi. She challenges the roles of women in … Continue reading

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Anita Leocádia Prestes

Anita Leocádia Prestes, born 27 November 1936 in Berlin, is a Brazilian historian. She is the daughter of militant Communists Olga Benário Prestes and Luís Carlos Prestes. She was born in the Frauengefängnis Barnimstraße although she was handed to the … Continue reading

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Olga Benário Prestes

Olga Benário Prestes was an interesting person; she was a Jewish Communist from Munich, Switzerland. Her father was a social-democratic lawyer of Jewish origin, and her mother was a member of Bavarian high society. In 1923 Olga joined the Communist … Continue reading

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