Nevertheless, She Persisted: Virginia Apgar

"Nobody, but nobody, is going to stop breathing on me."


Nevertheless, She Persisted: Emily Dickinson

"There is always one thing to be grateful for — that one is one's self & not somebody else."

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Grace Murray Hopper

“How did you know so much about computers then?” “I didn’t, it was the first one.”

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Juliette Gordon Low

"I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!"

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Wally Funk

"How well did [women] come across on the Mayflower? Terrific. How well did they go across the prairies and settle the West in their covered wagons? Great...Why can't we fly and go into space?"

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Madam C.J. Walker (Sarah Breedlove)

"This is the greatest country under the sun. But we must not let our love of country, our patriotic loyalty cause us to abate one whit in our protest against wrong and injustice."

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Abigail Adams

You know the highlights of the story, thanks to history textbooks, a Broadway musical, the movie version of the Broadway musical, the PBS mini-series, the revival of the Broadway musical ...the HBO mini-series, New York Times bestselling books, and maybe even from the supernatural-thriller TV series Sleepy Hollow...

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Rosalie Barrow Edge

"'So,' she says, 'if you have a four-pound baby, perhaps you shouldn't leave it unattended on a rock.'"

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