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Dorothy Irene Height (1912–2010) was an administrator, educator, and social activist. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

Shirley Chisholm was the first African American female member of Congress, then first African American candidate for President.

Clara Barton (1821-1912), the founder and first president of the American Red Cross, acquired her broad skill set of urgent medical care, long-term care for invalids, locating and reuniting lost family members and soldiers, etc. through “on-the-job training” during some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

Black girls get letters behind their names. (Michelle Obama college graduation photo)

Anne Frank [1941] Six million Jews died in the Holocaust. For many throughout the world, one teenage girl gave them a story and a face. She was Anne Frank, the adolescent who, according to her diary, retained her hope and humanity as she hid with her family in an Amsterdam attic.

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Wonderwoman. I saw someone else with a good picture so I had to repin. Wonderwoman is wonderful.

Lucy Parsons (circa 1853–1942) Labor organizer, socialist, and legendary orator. Lucy was of Native American, Black, and Mexican ancestry, born in Texas as a slave. She moved to Chicago where she was a key organizer in the labor movement and also participated in revolutionary activism on behalf of political prisoners, people of color, the homeless, and women. She said, “We [women] are the slaves of slaves. We are exploited more ruthlessly than men.”

Grandma Gatewood. First woman to thru-hike the AT. She hiked in Keds with a sack over her shoulder and an umbrella in hand.

Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County in 1822 and escaped slavery at the age of 27 years. She was known to have returned to Maryland's Eastern Shore 13 times and freed approximately 70 enslaved family and other acquaintances. Her abilities to live off the land and lead enslaved people to escape bondage in hostile environmental conditions were forged in these landscapes. Tubman’s associated success on the Underground Railroad stemmed from her intimate knowledge of the area's woodlands and swamps.