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Shamima Shaikh: South African activist against racism and for women's rights in Muslim communities

For years, I have admired and respected Ms. Jolie and for years to come I will continue to do so.

Luisa Capetillo: one of Puerto Rico’s most recognized labor organizers and women’s rights activists.

Little Black Book for the Female Player: Laws of Leadership Success for African American Women

alice paul, US suffragette and social activist 1885 – 1977. Got women's suffrage across the goal line and then drafted the Equal Rights Amendment.

"In 2001, Ruth Simmons made history when she became the first African-American president of an Ivy League university.... Found on http://www.makers.com/ruth-simmons and photo on http://www.brown.edu/Administration/News_Bureau/2000-01/00-049.html

bell hooks: ”Feminism is the struggle to end sexist oppression. Its aim is not to benefit solely any specific group of women, any particular race or class of women. It does not privilege women over men. It has the power to transform meaningfully all our lives.”

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) devoted her life to promoting equal education for Black girls & women. "For I am my mother's daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth."

Suffragettes ~ 1911 - thank God for these brave women!

Rosalind G. Brewer was made the CEO and President of Sam's Club in early 2012, making her both the first woman and the first African American to be made a chief officer in the company. Her rise through the ranks is also notable — she started with the company just a few years earlier in 2006 as a company scientist and rose through the executive ranks. Pretty awesome.

Sylvia Rivera: Transgender activist and founding member of the Gay Activists Alliance and the Gay Liberation Front, as well as the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries

"I have a great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift." Septima Clark (1898 - 1987), a teacher in South Carolina, established Citizenship Schools throughout the South to teach reading and increase voter eligibility. Because her work built up a generation of leaders, she is sometimes called "the grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Carrie Chapman Catt: Chicago suffragette who founded the League of Women Voters

Mia Love, first African American female mayor in Utah history

Melba Pattillo Beals: One of the "Little Rock Nine" who were the first African-American students to be integrated into Central High School after the Brown v. Board of Education decision to end school segregation.

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Unquestionably cool. Memphis, 1942

Poetry: "i know why the caged birds sing" of Maya Angelou, #MayaAngelou #cagedbirdsings

Kate Sheppard: New Zealand's feminist pioneer who helped bring about universal suffrage there in 1893.

Ella Baker (7 OF THE MOST UNRECOGNIZED WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY February 23rd, 2012 - By Erica Renee)

Women in the Olympics for the first time, every country competing has a female athlete....and since 2012!!!! women included in all olympic feats!!