I was watching PBS last night and they did a small story on the first Black woman to get a pilot's license. She had to go to France to get it and this was in the 30's?.
This makes me laugh when everyone talks about women politicians. The 'real' women went out and did things they wanted to do 50-60 years before bras were burnt and S-A-X was revolutionized.
That is why SS isn't anything special.
She's a dolt who probably could not name 3 women who paved the way for her to become a SCJ.
There are MANY women in history who have done more, accomplished more and have been lost in the books of time-When you look at PB-flying around in a wood, wire and canvas plane and compare her to the wise latina lawyer sucking up to politicians to get a job?
SS may look like PB, but I can assure you that Barnes was far more deft, fearless and a real icon compared to some women here in the year 2009.
Barnes was a real woman.
WTF good would an encyclopedia have done for her?