• Belva Lockwood, 1830-1917

    Educator, attorney, politician, author, a champion of women's rights, and peacemaker. One of the first female lawyers in the US and the first woman to officially run for president.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Law, Activism & Feminism, Academy & Education.

  • Kathleen Cleaver, 1945

    Civil rights activist, a law professor, and an African-American history expert. One of the most significant women in the Black Panther Party.
    Category: Activism & Feminism, Academy & Education, Politics & Leaders.

  • Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

    Abolitionist, suffragist, journalist, publisher, teacher, and lawyer. The first black woman publisher in North America and the first woman publisher in Canada.
    Category: Media, Law, Activism & Feminism.

  • Mary Church Terrell, 1863-1954

    Suffragist and civil rights activist, one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree, and the first African-American woman in the US to serve in a school board of a major city.
    Category: Activism & Feminism, Academy & Education.

  • Mary McLeod Bethune, 1875-1955

    "The first lady of The struggle," an educator and activist for equal rights for African-American and women, and founder of schools and organizations.
    Category: Academy & Education, Activism & Feminism, Philanthropy.

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