• Kathleen Cleaver, 1945

    Civil rights activist, a law professor, and an African-American history expert. One of the most significant women in the Black Panther Party.
    Category: Activism & Feminism, Academy & Education, Politics & Leaders.

  • Ruby Bridges, 1954

    A civil rights activist and the first African-American child to integrate into an elementary school in the South.
    Category: Academy & Education, Activism & Feminism.

  • Pauli Murray, 1910-1985

    A lawyer, writer, educator, civil and women’s rights activist, and the first African-American woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest. Considered as one of the first transgender figures in US history.
    Category: Law, Activism & Feminism, Academy & Education, Religion & Ethnic Culture.

  • Mary Church Terrell, 1863-1954

    Suffragist and civil rights activist, one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree, and the first African-American woman in the US to serve in a school board of a major city.
    Category: Activism & Feminism, Academy & Education.

  • Shonda Rhimes, 1970

    An award-winning screenwriter and television producer. Best known for creating the hit shows “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How To Get Away With Murder.”
    Category: Media, Activism & Feminism.

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