Biographies

American women played an active role in American history. Explore some of the lesser known and famous women who impacted our nation. New biographies are regularly added, so check back to discover new stories. 

 

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Nanyehi (Nancy) Ward

Beloved Woman of the Southeastern Cherokee, Nanyehi (Nancy) Ward was a respected warrior and leader who acted as a go-between with white settlers.
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Mercy Otis Warren

Mercy Otis Warren was a published poet, political playwright and satirist during the age of the American Revolution.
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Phillis Wheatley

Despite spending much of her life enslaved, Phillis Wheatley was the first African American woman to publish a book of poems.
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Mildred "Babe" Zaharias

One of America’s foremost female athletes, Mildred "Babe” Didrikson Zaharias broke world records in multiple sports and cofounded of the LPGA.
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