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Rainey Ma

1886-1939Ma Rainey was an early blues singer known as “The Mother of the Blues.” She introduced America to the blues…

Rand Ayn

1905-1982Ayn Rand was a novelist and philosopher known for her two best-selling novels “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.” These works…

Mead Margaret

1901-1978Margaret Mead was a cultural anthropologist who popularized the idea that a society’s culture can shape individual experience and development.…

Merrill Winifred Edgerton

1862-1951Winifred Edgerton Merrill was the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics, specializing in mathematical astronomy. She went on…

Mink Patsy

1927-2002Patsy Takemoto Mink was a long-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the first woman of color and…

Mitchell Maria

1818-1889Maria Mitchell was the country’s first female professional astronomer. In 1847, she discovered a comet that was named after her.…

Moody Lady Deborah

1586-1659Lady Deborah Moody was a colonial settler. She led a group of religious dissenters to found the town of Gravesend…

Moore Anne Carroll

1871-1961Anne Carroll Moore was a librarian that pioneered the creation of children’s libraries. At the Pratt Institute and later the…

Morris Esther Hobart

1814-1902Esther Hobart Morris was a women’s rights advocate. She is credited with spurring the Wyoming legislature to take up the…

Moses Grandma

1860-1961Anna Mary Robertson Moses, also known as 'Grandma Moses,' was a folk artist who began painting at age 78. Portraying…

Mott Lucretia

1793-1880Lucretia Mott was a leader in the abolition movement. Mott also helped organize the Seneca Falls convention, sparking the women’s…

Musgrove Mary

1700-1763Mary Musgrove served as an intermediary between the Creek Indians and Georgia colonists. Partly of Creek ancestry, she worked to…

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