The US Mint said in a statement it "has begun shipping the first coins" as part of the American Women Quarters Program, which honours trailblazing women.
Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman who died in 1951, was being treated for cancer at a US hospital where cells from her tumour were taken and used for decades in medical R&D without her family’s knowledge.
Khadjou Sambe, Senegal's first female professional surfer, now coaches local girls, encouraging them to develop the physical and mental strength to ride waves and break the mould in a society that generally expects them to stay at home.
About three dozen demonstrators marched outside the sheriff's department headquarters, chanting such things as “no justice, no peace” following the incident in Ypsilanti Township, Detroit.
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