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Dr. Georgia E. Lee Patton (1864 - 1900) was born a slave in Grundy County, TN. With the help of her siblings, she attended Central Tennessee College in Nashville. In 1893, she earned her medical degree from the Meharry Medical Department of Central Tennessee College as one of the school's 2 female graduates. Settling in Memphis, she opened a private practice & became the city's 1st black female doctor. She also became the 1st black woman to receive a physician's & surgeon's licenses in TN.


Over the years Eartha White operated a department store, a taxi service, and a steam laundry, and was licensed as a real estate broker, a census taker and a social worker. Known as the Angel of Mercy for her lifetime of humanitarian and civic service, Eartha White served the sick during the Spanish American War, was the only woman member of a sixty-member inter-racial War Camp Community Service Conference during World War I, served as a member of President Wilson's White House Conference…

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Faculty Meetings are Fun!

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A wide view of the bomb-damaged shell of the John Lewis department store on London's Oxford Street, following an air raid in September 1940.


Fifteenth century Psalter from the special collections department of the University of St Andrews, in Scotland. Image source: University of St Andrews MS BX2033.A00, from the University’s Echoes from the vault blog, and Creative Commons licensed.

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Zenefits penalized $7 million in California for insurance licensing violations The California Department of Insurance has fined human resources and health benefits company Zenefits $7 million for multiple license violations the department announced today.

France, Bonnelles, Chateau Bonnelles - near Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, in the department of Yvelines in France. Various attempts at restoration, but no work done since 2011. The Countess of Uzès was a liberated woman. In 1897 she was the first woman in France to get a driver license and first to get fined for speeding. In the Bois de Boulogne, she drove at 15 km/h; 3 km/h over speed limit.