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Peratrovich Elizabeth

1911-1958Elizabeth Peratrovich was a Tlingit Native Alaskan who worked to end racial discrimination against Alaska Natives. She is credited with…

Perkins Frances

1880-1965Frances Perkins was the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary. Secretary of Labor during the administration of Franklin…

Pickens Lucy

1832-1899Lucy Pickens was the First Lady of South Carolina during the Civil War. She was known as the 'Queen of…

Pickersgill Mary

1776-1857Mary Pickersgill was a seamstress. She sewed the flag flown over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore during the…

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.”

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…

Quimby Harriet

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

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