Author, orator, abolitionist, suffragist, and social reformer. The co-founder of the National Association of Colored Women and one of the first African-American women to be published in the US.
An artist and the founder and executive director of Mural Arts Philadelphia.
A biochemist who specializes in mRNA mechanisms. Co-patented the technology that allowed the fast and potent development of the Covid-19 Vaccine.
An economist and attorney. The first African-American woman in the US to earn a Ph.D. in economics, the first woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the first African-American woman to be admitted to the Pennsylvania bar.
A pioneering milliner, famous for her custom-made hats, and one of the first African-American women to own a business in downtown Philadelphia.
An art historian, curator, and director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Pennsylvania’s first and only official woman leader served as acting proprietor of the Province for 14 years.
A poet and a novelist, the author of the novel ‘Little Women.’