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Claudia Gordon, the first deaf African American female attorney in the U.S., has been an advocate for people with disabilities since high school. It was her desire to address societal barriers faced by people with disabilities that motivated her to pursue a legal education and career. Since graduating from law school and being admitted to the Maryland Bar, Claudia has conducted numerous empowerment & legal education outreach and training to organizations in both the U.S. & St. Thomas USVI.

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Miep Gies, the woman who hid Ann Frank and her family for 2 years.

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Irene Sendler, the 97-year-old Polish woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children during the holocaust.

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Wookie Mayer (age 60) fashion model, actress, psychologist

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Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School's first female student , was admitted because she was brilliant...and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. She attended nine years before enrollment was opened to women.

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Always a can in what others say you cannot> William "Bill" J. Powell was an American businessman, entrepreneur, & pioneering golf course owner who designed the Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, OH, the first integrated golf course, as well as the first to cater to African American golfers. He was also the first African American to design, construct and own a professional golf course in the United States.

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Smartest man who ever lived?? IQ estimated between 250 & 300. Taught himself 8 languages as a child & was eventually conversant ~ 40, invented another & entered Harvard, age 11 (2 yrs later than he wanted). A mathematical as well as linguistic genius and went on to teach classes in geometry and trigonometry in Texas at the age of 17. Sadly he never fulfilled his potential, preferring a lifetime of isolation and privacy. He worked a succession of menial jobs until his death at the age of 46.

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Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in prisoner of war camps until 1945. She is the most-decorated woman in US military history. #TEDxceWomen

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Andrew W. Nelson, III, World War II Veteran - Thank you, Mr. Nelson, sir, for your service to our country!

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Amelia Earhart is helped out of her deep sea diving suit after exploring the bottom of the sea off Block Island, Rhode Island. July 25, 1929.

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