"She Persisted" features: Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief
, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor--and one special cameo!
The nominees who did not make the top 10 were educator Zonia Baber; civil rights leader Willie Barrow; pioneering lawyer Myra Bradwell; senator Carol Moseley Braun; aviation pioneer Willa Brown; Chicago mayor Jane Byrne; social services leader Fannie Emanuel; gay rights activist Vernita Gray; Alta May Hulett, who fought to let women be lawyers; Mamie Till-Mobley, who drew national attention to racist violence; Lottie Holman O'Neill, the state's first female legislator; labor activist Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons; composer Florence Price; Native American ballerina Maria Tallchief
; conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly; and temperance crusader Frances Willard.
The book will be illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, the artist behind children's books like "Max and Marla" and "When Jackie Saved Grand Central," and will feature the stories of characters like Helen Keller, Maria Tallchief
, Harriet Tubman, Sally Ride, Ruby Bridges and even more current female heroes like Sonia Sotomayor and Oprah Winfrey.
The distinguished Firebirds in ballet history are Tamara Karsavina (1910, Paris); Maria Tallchief
(1949, New York City Ballet); Margot Fonteyn (1954, London); and Gelsey Kirkland (1970, New York City Ballet).
Gertrude Stein and Maria Tallchief
would be right at the top of my guest list ...
One of the more interesting collections of videos included are a series of thirty-six Master-classes provided by the George Balanchine Foundation, in which ballet greats such as Allegra Kent and Maria Tallchief
can be observed teaching Balanchine's choreography of particular roles to younger dancers.
She was very tall, with narrow, seemingly fragile shoulders, and as Maria Tallchief
remarked admiringly, "limbs that never finished."
It also translates into other forms of leadership, producing scholars, writers, and artists of various kinds, including the dancer Maria Tallchief
, the activist Winona LaDuke, the educators Bea Medicine and Robert Warrior, and the renaissance of visual artists and writers who began to come into their own in the 1970s and 1980s, after the publication of N.
In Richard Nelson's new play, Nikolai and the Others, George Balanchine, Igor Stravinsky, Maria Tallchief
and a full complement of other notable Russian emigres spend a Chekhovian weekend together in 1948 at a country house in Westport, Conn.
More recent famous Indians mentioned include Allie Reynolds (Creeek Yankee pitcher), Jim Thorpe (Sauk Fox great athlete), Will Rogers (part Cherokee humorist), Marjorie and Maria Tallchief
(Osage, ballet dancers), Charles Eastman, D'Arcy McNickle, and Maria Martinez.
In addition to the many works created for his own company, Hall has choreographed for Maria Tallchief
's Chicago City Ballet, Chicago Opera Theatre, the Zenon Dance Company, Ballet Tennessee and Eisenhower Dance in Detroit.
Among his many ballet partners were Alicia Markova, Irina Baronova, Agnes de Mille, Ruthanna Boris, Yvette Chauvire, Moira Shearer, Rosella Hightower, Maria Tallchief
, Tamara Toumanova, and Alicia Alonso.