Physician, nurse, and author. The first African-American woman physician in the US.
A neoclassical sculptress and the first American woman to achieve international recognition as a professional sculptor.
A writer, a poet, an editor, and a women’s rights advocate. Known for authoring the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” for campaigning for making Thanksgiving a national holiday.
Marathon runner, author, and television commentator; the first woman to officially run in the Boston Marathon.
Journalist, critic, editor, translator, and women's and civil rights advocate. The first female book reviewer in the US.
Poet, author, lecturer, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, co-founder of the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA), and one of the initiators of US Mother’s Day.
A woman warrior of the American Revolutionary War, fought for the Patriot forces while disguised as a man.
An award-winning American poet, essayist, and feminist thought influencer, who was called “one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century.”
A sculptress and poet, famous for creating the Boston Women’s Memorial and for her contribution to the regeneration of public monuments in the US.
The first female governor of Massachusetts and the youngest female Governor in US history.