Harriett Tubman (Araminta), a leader . my own great great grandfather appears to have been involved in Indiana underground railroad but Ms. Tubman rescued many slaves and later would be an advocate of the suffrage movement in America
Raden Adjeng Kartini: 1879-1904; Raden Adjeng Kartini was a prominent Javanese and an Indonesian national heroine. Kartini was a pioneer in the area of women's rights for Indonesians. In 1903, she opened the first Indonesian primary school for native girls that did not discriminate based on social standing. She corresponded with Dutch colonial officials to further the cause of Javanese women's emancipation up until her death.
Dorothea Lynde Dix was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States Congress, created the first generation of American mental asylums.