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American women’s history has been full of pioneers women who fought
for their rights ,worked hard to be treated equally and made great
strides in fields like science , politics ,sports , literature and art.
These are just a few of the remarkable accomplishments that historians
not to mention people across the US celebrate.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 –
October 24, 2005) was an African-American. In 1955
her single act of modest defiance set in motion the
movement of the modern Civil Rights
Movement. Known as “the first lady of civil rights”,
Parks gave African American leaders an opportunity to
test the constitutionality of Montgomery, Alabama’s bus
segregation laws and so many other laws around the
C lara B arton was born December 25, 1821. A
American, teacher, nurse and humanitarian best known
for organizing the American Red Cross. Known as the
“Angel of the Battlefield,” Barton worked tirelessly
during wartimes to provide resources to soldiers,
searching for missing prisoners and established an
agency during the American Civil War to distribute
supplies to wounded soldiers.
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (July 19, 1921 – May 30, 2011)
was an American medical physicist, and a co-winner of
the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or
Medicine (together with Roger Guillemin and Andrew
Schally) for development of the radioimmunoassay (RIA)
technique. She was the second American woman to be
awarded the Nobel Prize Physiology or Medicine
after Gerty Cori.
Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 –
September 6, 1966) The American birth control activist,
educator and nurse, Sanger opened the first birth
control clinic in the United States and helped people
see the importance of family planning in social
progress. She was responsible for Planned Parenthood
and contributed efforts to legalize contraception in the
Eileen Marie Collins (born November 19, 1956
in Elmira, New York) is a retired NASA astronaut and a
retired United States Air Force colonel. A former
military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first
female pilot and first female commander of a Space
Shuttle. She was awarded several medals for her work.
Colonel Collins has logged 38 days 8 hours and 10
minutes in outer space. Collins retired on May 1, 2006
to pursue private interests, including service as a board
member of USA
Helen Keller : As the first blind and deaf person to earn
a Bachelor of Arts degree, Keller exceeded expectations
and graduated from Radcliffe with honors. She went on
to become a prolific author, political activist and
lecturer around the world with one of the most
inspirational stories in American history.
Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 –
March 13, 1906 . A leader of the women’s
movement in the late 1800’s and American civil
rights leader, Anthony devoted her life to the
abolition of slavery and then to women’s equality.
After introducing women’s suffrage into the US, she
was arrested in 1872 for illegally casting her ballot in
the presidential election, encouraging other women
followed in her footsteps and stand up for
Fourteenth Amendment rights.
Abigail Adams : Wife of President John Adamsand
mother of President John Quincy Adams, Abigail
Adams was one of the most influential first ladies in
the history of the United States. Her intellectual
knowledge on government, politics and women’s
rights made her a revolutionary woman.
Oprah Winfrey (Born in January 29, 1954) is an
American , talk show host, actress and a producer.
Winfrey is best known for her self-titled, multi-award-
winning talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show" which
was the highest-rated program of its kind in history
and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. She
has been ranked the richest African-American of the
20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in
American history and was for a time the world's
only black billionaire. She is also, according to some
assessments, the most influential woman in the world.
Hillary Clinton was born on October 26, 1947, in
Chicago, Illinois. She married Bill Clinton in 1975. She
served as first lady from 1993 to 2001, and then as a
U.S. senator from 2001 to 2009. In early 2007, Clinton
announced her plans to run for the presidency. During
the 2008 Democratic primaries, After winning the
national election, Obama appointed Clinton as
secretary of state. She was sworn in as secretary of
state in January 2009—becoming the first woman to
serve in a president's cabinet—and served in that
position until 2013.
Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in
Chicago, Illinois. She attended Princeton University,
graduating cum laude in 1985, and went on to earn a
law degree from Harvard Law School in 1988.
Following law school, she worked at a Chicago law
firm, where she met her husband, President Barack
Obama. The couple married on October 3, 1992. As
first lady, she has focused her attention on current