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.


    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.

  • 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.

  • Clare Boothe Luce, 1903-1987

    The first woman from Connecticut to be elected to US Congress, the first woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad, an author, and a playwright.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Media, Theater & Cinema.

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