Biographies

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Jane Addams

A progressive social reformer and activist, Jane Addams was on the frontline of the settlement house movement and was the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
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Louisa Alcott

Famed author Louisa May Alcott created colorful relatable characters in 19th century novels.
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Josephine Baker

World renowned performer, World War II spy, and activist are few of the titles used to describe Josephine Baker.
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Penelope Barker

Penelope Barker organized the Edenton Tea Party, the first recorded women’s political demonstration in America.
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Clara Barton

Clara Baron was an educator, humanitarian, and founder of the American Red Cross.
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Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune was one of the most important black educators, civil and women’s rights leaders and government officials of the twentieth century.
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Amelia Bloomer

Amelia Bloomer was a suffragist, editor, social activist, and fashion advocate who worked to change women’s clothing.
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Isabelle "Belle" Boyd

Isabelle “Belle” Boyd was was one of the most famous female Confederate spies, hailed by some as the “Cleopatra of Secession.”
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Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges was only six years old when she became the first African American to attend her elementary school.
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Pearl Buck

Pearl S. Buck produced works of fiction and non-fiction throughout her lifetime, many of which focused on her experiences in China.
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Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson catalyzed the global environmental movement with her 1962 book Silent Spring.
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Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt was a suffragist and peace activist who helped secure for American women the right to vote
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