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November 17, 1903

Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud otherwise known as Molly Spotted Elk was born. Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud was an international and spellbinding native Penobscot Indian dancer and aspiring writer was born. She built bridges between cultures, used her knowledge of anthropology in her lecture and dance recitals.
November 17, 1903

April 16, 1921

“Courage is like — it’s a habitus, a habit, a virtue: you get it by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging.” […]
April 16, 1921

May 8, 1910

Mary Lou Williams American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer was born. Mary Lou Williams recorded over 100 records wrote and arranged for Duke Ellington, Benny Good Goldman, and others. She was a Grammy nominee. 
May 8, 1910

March 16, 1750

Caroline Herschel, German-English astronomer was born. Caroline Herschel discovered eight comets and was the first woman to be paid as a scientist and be awarded the Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society.
March 16, 1750

June 6, 1898

Dame Ninette de Valois was born. Dame de Valois was an Irish dancer, choreographer and director, founder of The Royal Ballet the Birmingham Royal Ballet, and the Royal Ballet of School in Great Britain.
June 6, 1898