Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886 One of America’s greatest poets Emily Dickinson lived most of her life in seclusion. Her poems were published posthumously and received widespread literary praise for their bold and unconventional style. Her poetic style left a significant legacy on 20th Century poetry.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf was a pioneer of modernist literature whose work shed light on the oppressed position of women in early 20th century social and political hierarchies. In works such as To the Lighthouse, Orlando and her landmark feminist essay A Room of One's Own, Woolf used her pen to explore the artistic, sexual and religious roles that women held at this monumental time in women's history. An early champion of stream-of-consciousness, Woolf was…
One of the most famous pilots in history, Amelia was born in 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. She saw her first air show in the winter of 1920 and was inspired to fly, and by the next December she had earned her pilot’s license. Her short aviation career is full of flight records including being the first woman to fly solo across both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Marie Curie was a woman before her time. Born in 1867, in Poland, she was a genius in physics and in chemistry; she is the first woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize and the only woman in history to receive two Nobel Prizes.
Susan B. Anthony. The most significant leader in the fight for women's suffrage, Susan B. Anthony actually began her work as an activist during her involvement in the fight against slavery. "I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anyone on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet." -Susan B. Anthony