Historical people of interest and the events that have made them famous


Bessie Coleman - The First Black Woman to Fly

A gentle teasing from her brother made Bessie Coleman determined to become a pilot, but she would have to overcome white supremacy and patriarchy in order to get there  more  

Annie Kenney - The Overlooked Suffragette

Standing alongside the famous Pankhurst women in the crucial days of the women's suffrage movement was a working-class girl who has not been as well remembered as her colleagues   more  

Kate Meyrick - Queen of the Nightclubs

London developed a lively nightclub scene in the 1920s, with a diminutive Irish woman at the heart of it  more