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Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906 SUFFRAGIST AND ABOLITIONIST The cofounder of the National Woman Suffrage Association with Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), she championed equal rights for women. She didn't live to see the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the vote.
Gertrude Belle Elion 1918 - 1999 MEDICAL RESEARCHER Thousands of people have been given a second chance because of her: This Nobel Prize-winning research scientist codeveloped two drugs that fought leukemia and, in 1957, developed the first immunosuppressant agent, a development that made it possible to transplant organs.
Rita Levi Montalcini 22 Apr 1909 – 30 Dec 2012. She overcame racial and sexual prejudice to become a leading neurobiologist and one of the handful of women scientists to win a Nobel Prize.In 1986 she shared the Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine with her student,Stanley Cohen, for their contributions to the understanding of growth factors in human development.
Dolores Huerta 1930- LABOR LEADER The cofounder of the United Farm Workers is a former teacher. "I thought I could do more by organizing farm workers than by trying to teach their hungry children," she says. She strove to secure a living wage for the people who harvest our nation's food.