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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…

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.”

Palmer Phoebe

1807-1874Phoebe Palmer was an evangelist who justified a woman’s right to preach and laid the groundwork for modern Pentecostalism.

Priest Ivy Baker

1905-1975Ivy Baker Priest was U.S. Treasurer during the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration. Previously, she served as assistant chairwoman of the…

Parker Dorothy

1893-1967Dorothy Parker was an author known for her magazine articles and book reviews that contained her sharp wit. Also a…

Quimby Harriet

1875-1912Harriet Quimby was journalist and screenwriter, but she is most famous as an aviator. She was the first woman to…

Parks Rosa

1913-2005Rosa Parks was a civil rights pioneer, launching the Montgomery Bus Boycott and national efforts to end racial segregation. She…

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