• 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.

  • Helen Rodriguez Trías, 1929-2001

    Physician, educator, and advocate for women and children's right to healthcare. The first Latina to be appointed as the chief of the American Public Health Association.
    Category: Health, Academy & Education, Activism & Feminism.

  • Eliza Hart Spalding, 1807-1851

    A missionary and educator, the first white woman to cross the Continental Divide of the Americas, considered as the founding mother of the state of Idaho.
    Category: Religion & Ethnic Culture, Academy & Education.

  • Helen Keller, 1880-1968

    Author, political activist, lecturer, and the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
    Category: Activism & Feminism, Literature & Poetry, Academy & Education.

  • Shirley Chisholm, 1924-2005

    Politician, educator, author, the first African-American woman elected to the US Congress and the first major-party African-American candidate to run for the presidential nomination.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Activism & Feminism.

  • Margaret Sanger, 1879-1966

    The founder of the birth control movement in the US, an activist, a writer, a nurse, and a sex educator in the early 20th century.
    Category: Health, Academy & Education, Activism & Feminism, Business & Entrepreneurship.

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