Cassandra Wilson is a Grammy-Award winning American jazz artist best known for her smoky contralto voice and innovative style of incorporating blues, country, pop, folk and rap music into her prolific repertoire.
Muslim-American Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will become Barbie's first doll wearing a hijab as part of Mattel's Shero collection. “I think its revolutionary for Barbie to take a stand in this moment that we’re in," Muhammad told People magazine.
A former supermodel, Tyra Banks turned her runway success into a multimedia brand and worked at the helm of two successful TV series simultaneously, 'America's Next Top Model,' and 'The Tyra Banks Show.'
Francisco Franco led a successful military rebellion to overthrow Spain's democratic republic in the Spanish Civil War (1936—39), subsequently establishing an often brutal dictatorship that defined the country for decades.