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    Sojourner Truth bought and sold four times…ran away in 1827..successfully sued for the return of her five-year-old son …with the help of a friend she published her life and beliefs in 1850 in the Narrative of Sojourner Truth, which brought national recognition…gave her most famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” at woman’s rights conference in Akron, Ohio,1851, where all other speakers were men.

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    In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the 1974 NYC marathon (women's division) with a time of 3:07:29.

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    The first woman to win an Olympic Medal, Lis Hartel won an individual silver medal for dressage in 1952. She had overcome polio and was still paralyzed from the knees down.

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    Young Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu aka Mother Teresa (age 18)

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    First woman to enlist, 1917, yeoman in US Navy

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    U.S. Marshals escorting the brave Ruby Bridges. One of the first African Americans to attend a white school.

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    Dr. Mary Walker, surgeon Civil War, first and only woman to receive Medal of Honor

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    "Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, USNR (1906-1992). Hopper earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics when it was rare for women to college. She joined the WAVES in WWII and retired in 1986 at the age of 80 with the rank of Rear Admiral, being the oldest member of the Navy on active duty. Grace Hopper was also one of the foremost pioneers in the field of computing - she was a programmer on the Mark I at Harvard Labs during WWII and for her contributions through the years became known as the "grandmother" of ...

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    Bobbi Gibb, first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966, running without a number because women were not allowed into the race.

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    Barbara Jordan - (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) - an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. On her death she became the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

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    August 26, 1920, women secure the right to vote after a 72 year struggle.

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    Elizabeth Blackwell was rejected by 19+ medical schools but was finally accepted by Geneva Medical College in NY. She graduated on January 23, 1849 to become the first female doctor in history.

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    Annie Oakley - Phoebe Ann Oakley Moses August 13, 1860–November 3, 1926 Sharpshooter and exhibition shooter; starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show

    Famous Cowboys and Cowboy Names - Legends of the Old West; sorted by first name

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    86-year-old female bodybuilder. Philly's Marjorie Newlin

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    Irena Sendler, who helped smuggle 1200 Jewish Children out of the Ghettos in Germany during WWII

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    Hilary Rodham Clinton

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    According Ella Fitzgerald: "I owe Marilyn a real debt. It was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. And it was true, and due to her superstar status, the press would go wild. He agreed, and Marilyn was there, every night. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again."

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    Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.

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    my hero! jane goodall

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    Dian Fossey

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    Amelia

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    Don't they look mischievous! This photograph shows a group of young girls that work in a cotton mill. The picture was taken in about 1909 in Georgia. Work in a cotton mill would have amounted to little more than a sweatshop at this time. It is amazing how several of these girls manage a smile for the camera.

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    Elin Wägner standing next to 351,454 signatures demanding women get the right to vote. Sweden 1914

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    Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman, born in Texas in 1892, was the first female African American pilot, and the first African American to obtain an international pilot’s license.

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    Loretta Walsh - The first woman in the U.S. Navy.. first female veteran

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