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"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Harriet Tubman. [Applies to many situations. More wonderful older women at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/ ]
Harriet Ross Tubman, 1911. In my opinion one the most interesting women in the world, past or present. Its difficult to summarize her bio in 500 characters. She was an adventurer, humanitarian, reformer, spy & hero. The links give an account of her life & accomplishments. I chose this image because it fits her other name, "Moses". http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/0history/hwny-tubman.html, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html.
Academy Award winning Actress, Radio & Stage performer, Comedian, Singer-songwriter Hattie McDaniel. She was in 300 films, a member of the Screen Actors Guild, has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was the 1st African American to receive an Oscar. In 1944 she organized fellow West Adams aka "Sugar Hill" neighborhood residents against discriminatory laws that barred minorities from owing property & punitive damages sought by prejudice neighbors. They won their case.