50 years ago this month Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon traveled to the US with the American Red Cross as a young Korean to learn the value of service. During that trip, he and other young people met with President John F Kennedy and that was when he resolved to embark on a life of public service. This weekend he'll meet up other programme participants for their 50th reunion!
Frances Perkins: Nominated as the first Woman Cabinet member, 80 years ago today, President Roosevelt nominated Frances Perkins of New York to be Secretary of Labor. A lifelong labor reformer, she rose to prominence following the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. She was confirmed as Secretary of Labor, and was the longest-serving Labor secretary, serving for 12 years.
Labour women MPs, outside parliament in 1929. Left to right: Lady Cynthia Mosley (Stoke), Marion Phillips (Sunderland), Edith Picton-Turbervill (The Wrekin), Ethel Bentham (Islington East), and Mary Hamilton (Blackburn). Front row, left to right: Susan Lawrence (East Ham North), Margaret Bondfield (Wallsend), Ellen Wilkinson (Middlesbrough East), and Jennie Lee (North Lanarkshire). The group includes Oswald Mosley's first wife Cynthia on the far left (so to speak).
:::::::: Vintage Photograph :::::::: Fashionable,young African American Woman. - I used to think my Mom/ Gran was lying when they said, "Fashion" just makes circles" and "that was already in style"... man was I wrong