Rosies. Yes!


Six of the original "Rosie the Riveters," now in their 80s and 90s, were welcomed at the White House after 12 years of letter-writing - demanding to be recognized for their wartime contributions.

Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.