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Highly regarded and instrumental in the achievement of the Spanish woman's right to vote, Clara was exact in the words she spoke, and eventually wrote in her later publications. Her hard work is still being continued today with scholarships, awards, and the like.
Madalena, a woman whom we do not know much about, advocated for the rights of Indigenous people and women. Though the information about her is minimal, her impact is large.
Ahilyabai was an erudite politician and a graceful leader. She put the prosperity of her kingdom over personal gain, proving that impartial and non partisan leadership can exist... successfully.
Mary Patten spent her time reading as much as she could about the ins and outs of navigation at sea, which came in handy when she had to step in to captain Neptune's Car when her husband fell ill during a lengthy and dangerous voyage.
Florence Price's work was almost lost forever, until a couple uncovered around 200 compositions in an abandoned home. She melded traditional romantic European sounds with her African American heritage!
Beatrice Tinsley had a mind like no one before her. She opened new doors into the sky that had previously been unexplored and overlooked.
Ramabai was made a widow with a young daughter when she was just 23 years old. In the caste system, she was deemed cursed, and was subjected to abuse. She spent her life opening education opportunities for women and girls, and exposing the caste system in India.
Known as the "little grandmother of the Russian revolution", Catherine spent large periods of her life sentenced to hard labor and exiled to Siberia for spreading "revolutionist propaganda" to the peasant majority in Russia
Amelia's newspaper, The Lily, reached 4,000+ homes during it's regular circulation. Activists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton even wrote for the publication. Amelia's controversial advocation for more practical dress for women put her in the spotlight...
Dr. Cooper spent her life advocating for the rights of African American women and girls to be educated. Her book, A Voice from the South: by a Black Woman from the South, is widely accepted at the first articulation of Black Feminism.
After seeing her grandfather suffer through stomach cancer, Gertrude decided to enter the medical field. Her groundbreaking discoveries impacted the way we develop effective drugs today!
Althea Gibson was the first Black woman to win the US Open, Wimbledon, and the French Open. Her skills were incomparable, and she continued to work hard on anything that came her way.
Patsy Takemoto Mink made waves with her grassroots efforts in campaigning to represent the newly added state of Hawaii. With her HERstoric election into office, she became the first woman of color elected to the House of Representatives, and the first Asian-American woman to serve in Congress. She worked to bring affordable healthcare to all, and set the stage for racial and gender equality.
Bertha von Suttner dedicated her life to the Peace Movement, continually warning Europe of the impending disaster that would become World War 1. Her novel, Lay Down Your Arms, is a bleak insight into the horrors of war.
Effa Manley wanted to make the Negro League more organized, more legitimate, and a force to be reckoned with. She was invested in her players both on, and off, the field. Even becoming the Godmother of Larry Doby's first child!
Mary McLeod Bethune said that when she learned to read, the entire world opened up to her. She made it her mission to make sure that every boy and girl were given an equal chance to succeed.
With a lunar crater named after her, Agnes Clerke undoubtedly left her mark on the scientific world. During her lifetime, she was recognized as an authority on astronomy and the developments in the field, offering absolute truths in her writing.
Hilma af Klint's was an otherworldly woman that was constantly observing and exploring the world. Her works were experiments with what the naked eye can see, and what exists beyond our sight.
Dorothy Height helped to take the NCNW to new heights while she was it's President. Her advocacy for women's rights spread world wide, as she refused to be anything but a pioneer.
Henrietta Lacks was being treated at Johns Hopkins when her DNA was taken without her knowledge or consent. Her immortal cell line is responsible for innumerable scientific discoveries and developments. But what about ethics?
Mary Elizabeth Bowser was a spy for the Union during the Civil War. She was undercover deep inside of the Confederate White House, passing off critical messages throughout her time there.
Nellie Bly's investigation into the infamous Blackwell Island's insane asylum spurred a response from the government to send the necessary money and regulations to make it a safer space for all those housed.
Huda leaves behind a complicated legacy full of contradictions, this does not make her contributions any less important. She felt that not only were Egypt's struggle to be rid of British rule and the fight for women's rights inseparable and interdependent, but that the tenets of Islam hold within them equal rights for men and women.
Bina West created the Women's Benefit Association- now the Woman's Life Insurance Society- in 1892. She encouraged the members to express themselves, support one another, and to continue to grow!
In WW2, the USSR were the first country to allow women to fight on the front lines during combat. These women were the most successful, and highly decorated AirForce unit the Soviets had... despite their severe lack of proper equipment and support!