Pioneers in Women's Rights
Sojourner Truth (born 1797)
Sojourner Truth was born into slavery, but worked for the freedom of all.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (born 1815)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
was a pioneer in the movement for women's rights.
Susan B. Anthony (born 1820)
Susan B. Anthony
led the early Women's Suffrage Movement.
Emmeline Pankhurst (born 1858)
fought tirelessly for women's suffrage, and succeeded.
Jane Addams (born 1860)
Jane Addams was a leading reformist, suffragist and peace advocate.
Emily Murphy (born 1868)
Emily Murphy was one of Canada's Famous Five suffragists.
Mary McLeod Bethune (born 1875)
Mary McLeod Bethune
used education to help in the fight for racial and gender equality.
Raden Ajeng Kartini (born 1879)
Raden Adjeng Kartini
championed education and civil rights for women in Indonesia.
Margaret Sanger (born 1879)
"No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body."
Lucy Burns (born 1879)
This is Lucy Burns in jail for women's rights.
Eleanor Roosevelt (born 1884)
was a champion for freedom and devoted her life to gaining rights for others
Alice Paul (born 1885)
Alice Paul was a suffragist and leader for the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.
Inez Milholland Boissevain (born 1886)
Inez Milholland Boissevain
lived a brief but spectacular life dedicated to women's suffrage.
Dorothy Height (born 1912)
Height was a civil rights/women's rights activist and an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
Bella Abzug (born 1920)
was a New York Congresswoman who fought for women's rights.
Patsy Mink (born 1927)
Patsy Mink was the first woman of color elected to the US Congress and lifelong advocate for equity for women.
Gloria Steinem (born 1934)
Feminist icon who rose to prominence as a leader for the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Angela Davis (born 1944) and Sister Soulja (born 1964)
Angela Davis was a feminist and radical activist who rose to prominence in the 1960s; she teaches at University of California Berkeley.
Viola Vaughn (born 1947)
founded an organization that supports girls working to achieve academic success in Africa.
Lucky Chhetri (born 1965)
runs the 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking company and Empowering Women of Nepal.
Queen Rania of Jordan (born 1970)
Queen Rania of Jordan
is a crusader for the rights of women and children.
Linda Sarsour (born 1980)
Women's March organizer Linda Sarsour is also an activist for Muslim rights.
Emma Watson (born 1990)
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson works to change society's definition of feminism.
Malala Yousafzai (born 1997)
speaks out for the rights of girls to have an education.
Women Who Have Broken Barriers
Elizabeth Blackwell (born 1821)
became the first female doctor and opened the first medical school for women.
Marie Curie (born 1867)
First woman to win the Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry, Marie Curie discovered radioactivity as an atomic property.
Amelia Earhart (born 1897)
Amelia Earhart was the first woman pilot to cross the Atlantic.
Golda Meir (born 1898)
First female prime minister in the Middle East
Helen Suzman (born 1917)
Helen Suzman bravely stood up against apartheid and was the first female South African Minister of Parliament.
Ella Fitzgerald (born 1917)
Ella Fitzgerald was the first woman to win multiple Grammy awards. She used her success to help people of all races, cultures and beliefs.
Katherine Johnson (born 1918)
By performing complex calculations for NASA, broke gender and racial barriers to send a man into space.
Shirley Chisholm (born 1924)
Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the US Congress in 1968.
Barbara Charline Jordan (born 1936)
Known for her speech on the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment process against Richard Nixon, and as the first African-American woman to deliver a keynote address at a Democratic National Convention.
Madeleine Albright (born 1937)
Madeline Albright became the first woman US Secretary of State in 1997.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (born 1938)
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf became the first elected female head of state in Africa in 2006.
Valentina Tereshkova (born 1937)
Valentina Tereshkova is the first woman and first civilian to fly in space.
Billie Jean King (born 1943)
King campaigned for equal prize money in men's and women's tennis games and to support the first professional women's tennis tour in the 1970s.
Chief Wilma Mankiller (born 1945)
Chief Wilma Mankiller was the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Hillary Clinton (born 1947)
Became the first female candidate to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party; won the popular vote.
Dr. France Cordova (born 1947)
Dr. France Cordova is a renowned astrophysicist who has broken gender and cultural barriers. She was the first woman NASA Chief Scientist.
Benazir Bhutto (born 1953)
First female prime minister of any Muslim majority country.
Sonia Sotomayor (born 1954)
Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic US Supreme Court Justice.
Mae Jemison (born 1956)
First African American woman in space.
Ellen Ochoa (born 1958)
Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman astronaut.
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