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  • Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)
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  • Helen Keller, Presidential Medal of Freedom (1880 - 1968)
    Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college. The story of how Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language...
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Introduction

Throughout history there are women who have changed the world In many ways. Fighting for justice, fighting for freedom and taking time to care for those in need. Women who each in there own way have made a difference. with them the world is a better place. let this be the place to honour them. So I invite you all to join this project.

A travers l'histoire, il existe des femmes qui ont particulièrement marqué leur époque. Elle se sont distinctes par leur combat pour la justice ou pour la liberté, par leur contribution à la société, par leur inspiration. Des femmes qui, de leur façon et par les moyens dont elles disposaient, on fait la différence. Sans elles, ce monde serait bien différent. Peut-être nous ne pensons pas à elles au quotidien, tout simplement parce que leur réussite est devenue un acquis. Permettons à ce projet de mettre ses femmes à l'honneur. Nous vous invitons donc tous à joindre ce projet.

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Mary Wollstonecraft

Judith Leyster --

Joan of Arc --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_arc

La Malinche

Queen Isabella I --

Queen Hatshepsut --

The Trung sisters --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%C6%B0ng_Sisters

Wu Zetian --http://www.infoplease.com/biography/var/wuchao.html

Queen Elizabeth I --

Sultana Razia --

Sappho --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sappho

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz --

Jane Austen --

Sacajawea --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacagawea

Sarah Grimké and Angelina Grimké --

La Pola --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Policarpa_Salavarrieta

Sojourner Truth -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sojourner_Truth

Margaret Fuller --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Fuller

Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë --

Elizabeth Blackwell --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Blackwell

Maria Mitchell --

Mary Seacole

Queen Victoria --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_of_the_United_Kingdom

Susan B. Anthony --

Antoinette Brown Blackwell --

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Harris_%22Mother%22_Jones

Lakshmi Bai --

Emily Dickinson --

Louisa May Alcott --

Express Dowager Cixi--

Queen Liliuokalani --

Sarah Bernhardt --

Mary Cassatt --

Sarah Winnemucca --

Carry Nation --

Louisa Lawson --

Olive Schreiner --

Fannie Farmer --

Charlotte Perkins Gilman --

Jane Addams --

Ida B. Wells -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_B._Wells

Beatrix Potter --

Marie Curie --

Sophia Hayden --

Alexandra David-Neel --

Emma Goldman --

Rosa Luxemburg --

Maria Montessori --

Alexandra Kollontai --

Qiu Jin --

Mary McLeod Bethune -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_McLeod_Bethune

Huda Shaarawi --

Margaret Sanger --

Anna Pavlova --

Virginia Woolf --

Rose Schneiderman --

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

Eleanor Roosevelt

Georgia O'Keeffe --

Gabriela Mistral --

Ichikawa Fusae --

Bessie Smith

Martha Graham -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Graham

Marian Anderson -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Anderson

Amelia Earhart

George Sand--

Zora Neale Hurston -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zora_Neale_Hurston

Margaret Bourke-White --

Greta Garbo

Frida Kahlo

Rachel Carson --

Simone de Beauvoir

Mother Teresa --

Mildred "Babe" Didrikson --

Mary Leakey --

Indira Gandhi

Jessie Lopez De La Cruz --

Eva Perón -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Per%C3%B3n

Shirley Chisholm -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Chisholm

Nguyen Thi Binh --

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Violeta Chamorro -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violeta_Chamorro

Toni Morrison -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_Morrison

Rigoberta Menchú -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigoberta_Mench%C3%BA

Marian Wright Edelman -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Wright_Edelman

Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams

Valentina Tereshkova --

Wilma Mankiller --

Wilma Rudolph -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilma_Rudolph

Sandra Magnus, astronaut

Firsts

1864 - Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College

1885 - Sarah E. Goode becomes the first African-American woman to receive a patent, for a bed that folded up into a cabinet. Goode, who owned a furniture store in Chicago, intended the bed to be used in apartments

See Also http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womensfirsts1.html

See also the Black Female Legends project.

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