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Meet Marie Tharp the controversial geologist who produced the first ever map of the Ocean floor

Meet Marie Tharp the controversial geologist who produced the first ever map of the Ocean floor. Her work completely turned geology upside down and proved that the ocean floor was not just a boring flat plane of mud but actually filled with extreme mountains, volcanos, canyons and moving masses. Her most controversial discovery is that of the Mid-Ocean Ridges, chains of moving mountains that cover the entire earth. At that time anyone who believed in plate tectonics or continental drift was considered an idiot, Marie’s work proved that they were in fact real.  "I was so busy making maps I let them argue [….] there’s truth to the old cliché that a picture is worth a thousand words and that seeing is believing.“

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“Since I went to treatment, there have been days when it’s felt really easy, and I’ve felt great about where I am. But then I have moments when it’s not. That’s life. You can’t just take your mind and your body into the shop and get it fixed. It doesn’t come out repaired. It’s not like a car. It takes time – pace yourself. Every day is a new opportunity to change your life and be who you want to be.”

Mercy Douglass’ graduating class of 1960.

Black doctors founded the two hospitals that eventually merged to become Mercy-Douglass. In the 1940s and ‘50s, the hospital’s school of nursing was a training ground for young women looking to launch a professional career at a time when opportunities for African Americans were very limited.

The University of Pennsylvania hosted the alumni tea, and for several years, has been gathering photos, transcripts, letters and stories from the African American women who attended Mercy-Douglass.

Paying Tribute to the Women Who Helped Integrate Pa.’s Health Care System

 Taunya English | Newsworks.Org
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“Hayley, you are a beautiful spirit and a inspiring talent. You are an original and you never bow to convention, you kick higher and spit further than any girl I know on the stage ever has and you sing like your heart depends on it every single night.” - Joy Williams speech about Hayley in the Trailblazer Honor Billboard Women in Music 2014.

CONYERS — The world-famous singer Marian Anderson is a cousin on Loriel Price’s father’s side, and her father reminded her of the trailblazing that Anderson accomplished during her lifetime for African-American performers and artists to overcome racism in the arts.#Price said she therefore feels it is humbling to be trailblazing in another field of endeavor as the first African-American female to join the Rockdale County Fire and Rescue Department.#“I want to leave a legacy for my daughters that they will grow up knowing that the possibilities are limitless and know who they are,” she said. But Price sees her role in the firefighting business as something more.#“I’m hoping I can be a platform for women in fire service,” she said. “I’m not saying we want to be singled out, but traditionally it’s been a man’s job, so I want to be an example for women to know they can do this job.” (Staff Photo: Wade Marbaugh)