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Carrie Chapman Catt

120 Women Who Changed Our World

Carrie Chapman Catt

Harriet Tubman was a very brave woman. She helped slaves escape by inventing the under ground rail road.

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

W.E.B. DuBois personal collection at the National Archive

Victorian-era portraits of African-Americans, 1899 or from a collection assembled by W. Du Bois for the Exposition Nègres d’Amerique of Exposition Universelle. Library of Congress

African-American Women in the Early 20th Century Through James Van Der Zee's Lens

vintage everyday: African-American Women in the Early Century Through James Van Der Zee's Lens

Sitara Achakzai, Female Afghan Politician, Gunned Down By Taliban For Women's Rights Work

April 12 Women’s rights activist Sitara Achakzai killed, Kandahar, Afghanistan

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.

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.

"Edison, Kern County, California. Young migratory mother, originally from Texas." 1940 Beautiful photo by Dorothea Lange

Young migratory mother, originally from Texas. On the day before the photograph was made she and her husband traveled 35 miles each way to pick peas. They worked

Portrait of Aphra Behn by Sir Peter Lely

Aphra Behn was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration, and the first English professional female literary writer. Portrait by the Anglo-Dutch artist Sir Peter Lely –

Madam C. J. Walker - Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Madam C. J. Walker - Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Because right is right no matter your shade. I wish more people would stand up for each other regardless of background.

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014 © Dan Bagan Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK as a child.

Sarah Vaughan, NYC, New York, 1950

Another Wanderer - zzzze: Herman Leonard, Sarah Vaughan, New.

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. Wikipedia

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.

Constance Markievicz (née Gore-Booth) - Amazingly brave and beautiful Irish rebel, suffragist, artist, & leader (among other things).

The "Red Countess" Irish revolutionary Constance Georgine Markievicz, Countess Markievicz (Polish: Markiewicz;

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