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Ross Betsy

1752-1836 Betsy Ross was an upholsterer and seamstress. During the Revolutionary War, she became widowed and ran the family upholstery…

Ross Esther

1904-1988 Esther Ross was a Native American rights activist. She spent her life fighting for federal recognition of the Stillaguamish…

Schurz Margarethe Meyer

1833-1876 Margarethe Meyer Schurz was a German immigrant. Before leaving Germany, she and her sister had established a number of…

Seton St. Elizabeth Ann

1774-1821 Elizabeth Ann Seton was an educator who established America’s first Catholic girl's school and its first Catholic woman’s religious…

Sexton Anne

1928-1974 Anne Sexton was poet known for writing about intensely personal issues. She won the Pulitzer Prize and numerous other…

Picotte Susan La Flesche

1865-1915Susan La Flesche Picotte is considered to be the first Native American woman physician in the U.S. She worked on…

Piestewa Lori

1979-2003Lori Piestewa was a U.S. soldier involved in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. She was the first female soldier to…

Pitcher Molly

1754-1832Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley is generally considered to be Molly Pitcher who fought with her husband at the Revolutionary War…

Plath Sylvia

1932-1963Sylvia Plath was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for her works “The Colossus and Other Poems” and “Ariel.” She helped…

Pocahontas Pocahontas

1595-1617Pocahontas was the daughter of Native American Chief Powhatan and was integral to relations between her people and the English…

Porter Katherine Anne

1890-1980Katherine Anne Porter was a Pulitzer prize-winning author well-known for her short stories and her novel, “Ship of Fools.”

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