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    Verda Freeman Welcome, 1907-1990

    Educator, civil rights leader, politician. The first African-American to serve in Maryland State Senate and the second black woman to be elected to a state senate in the US.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Academy & Education, Activism & Feminism.

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    Stacey Abrams, 1973

    A Politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and bestselling author. The first African-American woman to be a major party’s nominee for governor, the first African-American to lead in the House of Representatives of Georgia, and the first African-American woman and first Georgian to deliver a Response to the State of the Union.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Activism & Feminism.

  • Lillian Wald, 1867-1940

    A nurse, social reformer, suffragist, peace and civil rights activist. The founder of the Henry Street Settlement and several health organizations in the US.
    Category: Health, Activism & Feminism.

  • Adelina Otero-Warren, 1881-1965

    A suffrage leader, educator, and politician. The first Latina to run for US Congress and one of the first’s women to serve as a government official in New Mexico.
    Category: Academy & Education, Activism & Feminism, Politics & Leaders.

  • Natalie de Blois, 1921-2013

    A pioneer architect, an educator, and an activist. Several of her designs are included in the tallest woman-designed buildings in the world.
    Category: Arts, Academy & Education, Activism & Feminism.

  • Dorothy Day, 1897-1980

    A Catholic human rights activist, pacifist, and journalist. The co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.
    Category: Activism & Feminism, Religion & Ethnic Culture, Media.

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