Friday, February 17, 2012
Margaret "Molly" Brown
Not only did passenger Margaret “Molly” Brown, not go down with the Titanic when it sunk, but she used her knowledge of languages to help create survivor lists for release to the media and even managed to collect more than $10,000 to help poor survivors before the rescue ship reached shore! Then, when she was not allowed to testify at the U.S. Congressional investigative hearings on the sinking because she was a woman, she simply had her testimony published in newspapers around the world. Known as the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown, this in-your-face woman wouldn’t let a little thing like the U.S. Congress get in her way.