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THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#WWII #WomensArmyCorps #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Working on a dive bomber, 1943. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Army #nurses, Greenock, Scotland

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Willa Beatrice Brown, 1st black woman to earn a #pilot's license in US, credited w/created what would become known as the #TuskegeeAirmen
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Pvt Ruth L. James, 1945

#WWII #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Soviet women in #WWII
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Soviet women in #WWII
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#NativeAmerican Marine Corps Reservists

#WWII
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Women #codebreakers

#WWII #war
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#AfricanAmerican #codebreakers, kept segregated.
#WWII
And I haven't even gotten started yet. More tomorrow.

We have been there, we have always been there. We are here now.

#WomenInHistory
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Frances Louisa Clayton, who fought alongside her husband for the Union. #CivilWar
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Frances Segouin, member of the #FrenchResistance, 1945

#WWII #AntiFascist
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Fighter in the #Mexican Revolution, 1910

#WomenInWar
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Fighters in Azerbaijan, 1920
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Spanish Civil War, 1936
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Member of the #IRA, 1973
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Italian partisans, #WWII #antifascists

#partigiane
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Fighter in #SpanishCivilWar, 1936
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Russian women's battalion, 1917
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Female #Iraqi peshmerga, 2002
Peshmerga means "those who face death"
#Kurdish
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Women in #ItalianResistance, #WWII
#antifascist #partigiane
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#FrenchResistance fighters, #WWII
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Greek #resistance fighters, #WWII
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

The soldiers of the Kingdom of #Dahomey
#Africa #Benin
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Members of the #WomensArmyCorps, #WWII
#AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in #history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

And let's do this one more time: the soldiers of the Kingdom of #Dahomey

#Africa #AfricanHistory #Benin
Stay tuned for more. I haven't even gotten started.

We are here.

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