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Nation celebrates 25 years of National Women's History Month

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Abigail Adams (1744-1818) Women Rights Advocate

Rebecca Adamson (1950-) Native American Advocate

Jane Addams (1860-1935) Social Worker

Marian Anderson (1902-1993) Singer

Mary Anderson (1872-1964) Labor Activist

Ethel Percy Andrus (1884-1967) Elder Rights Activist

Maya Angelou (1928-) Author/Poet

Susan B. Anthony (1820- 1906) Women's Rights Activist, Suffragist

Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) Physician, Anesthesiologist

Judith F. Baca (1946-) Artist

Ella Baker (1903-1986) Political Activist

Clara Barton (1821- 1912) Nurse, American Red Cross Founder

Catherine Beecher (1800-1852) Author, Educator

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) Educator, Presidential Advisor

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) Doctor

Gertrude Bonnin (1876-1938) Indian Rights Activist, Writer

Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) Photojournalist

Carol Moseley Braun U.S. Senator

Pearl Buck (1892-1973) Author, Humanitarian

Sarah Buel (1953-) Domestic Violence Activist, Attorney

Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879-1961) Educator, School Founder

Edna Campbell (1968-) Professional Athlete, Spokesperson for Breast Cancer Awareness

Rachel Carson (1907-1964) Biologist, Pioneer Environmentalist

Mary Shadd Cary (1823-1893) Teacher, Journalist, Lawyer

Willa Cather (1873-1947) Writer

Linda Chavez-Thompson (1944) Labor Leader

Shirley Chisholm (1924- 2005) Activist and Congresswoman

Septima Clark (1898-1987) Educator, Civil Rights Activist

Alice Coachman (1923-) Olympic Athlete

Jacqueline Cochran (1910-1980) World Renowned Pilot

Bessie Coleman (1896-1926) Pioneering Pilot

Jill Ker Conway (1934-) Educator, Writer, Historian

Dorothy Day (1897-1980) Social Reformer

Ada Deer (1935-) American Indian and Civil Rights Activist

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Poet

Dorothea Dix (1802-1887) Social Reformer

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) Pioneering Aviator

Elizabeth Eckford (1942-) Student Integrator

Marian Wright Edelman (1943-) Children Rights Advocate, Civil Rights Activist

Gertrude B. Elion (1918-1999) Nobel Prize Biologist

Felisa Rincon de Gautier (1897-1994) Political Activist

Althea Gibson (1927-2003) Olympic Athlete

Lillian Gilbreth (1878- 1972) Industrial Engineer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933- ) Supreme Court Justice

Mary Katherine Goddard (1738- 1816) Printer of the Declaration of Independence

Emma Goldman (1869-1940) Social Reformer, Anarchist

Katharine Graham (1917-2001) Publisher

Martha Graham (1894-1991) Dancer, Choreographer

Angelina Grimké (1805-1879) and Sarah Grimké (1792-1873) Abolitionists and Women's Rights Advocates

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) Civil Rights Activist

Alice Hamilton (1869-1970) Physician, Social Reformer

Frances Watkins Harper (1825-1911) Abolitionist, Lecturer, Author

La Donna Harris (1931-) Indian Rights and Civil Activist

Dorothy Height (1912-) Humanitarian

Lillian Hellman (1905-1984) Playwright, Screenwriter, Author

Anita Hill (1956-) Lawyer

Dolores Huerta (1930-) Labor Union Administrator

Jovita Idár (1885-1946) Journalist

Shirley Jackson (1946-) Physicist

Mae Jemison (1956-) Astronaut

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1830-1930) Labor Organizer

Helen Keller (1880-1968) Advocate for Disadvantaged

Billie Jean King (1943-) Tennis Star and Women's Rights Advocate

Coretta Scott King (1927-) Civil Rights Activist

Maxine Hong Kingston (1940-) Author

Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima (1919-) Civil Rights Activist

Yuri Kochiyama ( 1922-) Civil Rights Advocate

Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995) Activist for Senior Citizens

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) Photographer

Emma Lazarus (1849-1887) Poet, Translator

Gerda Lerner (1920-) Historian

Tania Leon (1943-) Composer and Conductor

Queen Lili'uokalani (1838-1917) Monarch

Maya Lin (1959-) Architect, Sculptor

Belva Lockwood (1830-1917 ) Lawyer, Women's Rights Activist

Maria Lopez de Hernandez (1896-1986) Civil Rights Activist

Susan Love (1948-) Women's Health and Breast Cancer Research Expert

Juliette Low (1860- 1927) Founder of Girl Scouts USA

Mary Lyon (1797-1849) Founder, Mount Holyoke College

Wilma Mankiller (1945-) American Indian, Civil Rights Activist

Sonia Manzano (1950-) Actress

Maria Montoya Martinez (1887-1980) Artist, Potter

Vilma Martinez (1943-) Civil Rights Attorney and Lawyer

Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) Nobel Prize Scientist

Margaret Mead (1901-1978) Anthropologist, Author

Patsy Mink (1927-2002) Congresswoman, Women's Rights Activist

Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) Astronomer

Alicia Dickerson Montemayor (1902-1989) Latina Activist, Artist

Toni Morrison (1931-) Nobel Prize Author

Ellen Ochoa (1958-) Astronaut

Sandra Day O'Connor (1930-) Supreme Court Justice

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) Artist

Graciela Olivarez (1928-) Lawyer

Kitty O'Neal (1946- ) Stuntwoman

Nina Otero-Warren (1881-) Educator, Politician, Suffragist

Essie Parrish (1903-1979) Kashaya Pomo Doctor

Alice Paul (1885-1977) Suffragist, Founder of the Congressional Union

Frances Perkins (1880-1965) Government Leader

Esther Peterson (1906-1996) Labor Educator,Government Official

Mary Pickford (1893-1979) Actress

Leontyne Price (1927-) Soprano Opera Diva

"Ma" Rainey (1886-1939) Blues Singer

Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973) Congresswoman, Suffragist, Peace Activist

Florence Reece (1900-1986) Labor Song Writer

Sally Ride (1951-) Astronaut

Robin Roberts (1960-) Athlete,TV Sports Journalist

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) Humanitarian

Ernestine Rose (1810-1892) Suffragist, Reformer

Harilyn Rousso (1946) Disabled Rights Activist

Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994) Olympic Athlete

Sacajawea (1784-1812) Frontier Guide

Buffy Sainte-Marie ( 1941-) Singer

Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) Nurse, Birth Control Advocate

Rose Schneiderman (1882-1972) Union Organizer

Tye Leung Schulze (1888-1972) Interpreter

Leslie Marmon Silko (1948-) Author, Poet

Beverly Sills (1929-) Coloratura Opera Diva

Lillian Smith (1897-1966) Author

Margaret Chase Smith (1897-1995) Senator

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) Women's Rights Activist

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) Writer

Gloria Steinem (1934-) Women Rights Activist, Writer

Lucy Stone (1818-1893) Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Suffragist

Anne Sullivan (1866-1936) Teacher

Emma Tenayuca (1916-1999) Labor Organizer

Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) Women's Rights Activist

Susette La Flesche Tibbles (1854- 1903) Indian Rights Advocate, Author

Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) Abolitionist, Suffragist

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) Fugitive Slave, Rescuer of Slaves

Yoshiko Uchida (1921-1992) Author

Wilma Vaught (1930-) Retired Brigadier General

Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) Entrepreneur

Rebecca Walker (1969-) Youth Organizer

Annie Dodge Wauneka (1910-1997) Healer

Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) Journalist

Frances Willard (1839-1898) Temperance Leader, Feminist

Mary Louise Defender Wilson (1930-) Storyteller

Sarah Winnemucca (1844-1891) Indian Rights Activist

Jade Snow Wong (1922- ) Artist, Author

Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) Scientist

Alice Yu (1905- ) Teacher

Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (1914-1956) Athlete

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