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Graça Machel, DBE (born Graça Simbine; 17 October 1945) is a Mozambican politician, humanitarian and international advocate for women’s and children’s rights.
She was the third wife and now the widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela, as well as the widow of the late Mozambican president Samora Machel.
She is the only woman in the world to have served as the First Lady of two different nations.
October 6, 1917
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Fannie Lou Hamer (born Fannie Lou Townsend on October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977) was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader.
A former sharecropper, Fannie Lou Hamer's Congressional testimony is so powerful that President Johnson calls an impromptu press conference to get her off the air. But his plan backfires. Watch her powerful testimony:
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Virginia "Ginny" Brown-Waite (born October 5, 1943) is the former U.S. Representative for Florida's 5th congressional district, serving from 2003 - 2011. She is a member of the Republican Party.
The district stretches along several counties in western and central Florida, including territory in the metropolitan area of Tampa Bay.
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Clara Zetkin (5 July 1857 - 20 June 1933) was an influential socialist German politician and a fighter for women's rights.
Until 1917, she was active in the Social Democratic Party of Germany, then she joined the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USPD) and its far-left wing, the Spartacist League.