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Sarah Grimké’s family owned a plantation with many enslaved people, as a young girl, Sarah knew it was wrong for one person to claim ownership of another. Her frustration grew as she discovered she was not allowed the same academic pursuits as her brothers. She decided to embrace her authentic self, leaving her childhood home for the North to become a Quaker, an abolitionist and an advocate of women's rights.
Digging deep for their confidence and belief in their abilities, the legions of Rosie the Riveters transformed America's perception of women in the 1940s. They left the comfortable and familiar setting of home to work in the factories, hangars and shipyards. They built planes, ships and other machinery for the American war effort. Rosie the Riveter’s legacy opened doors for women in the workforce by shattering stereotypes and shifting society's definition of "woman's work."
Harriet Tubman was born enslaved but became instrumental in the Underground Railroad. Relying on her courage and the North Star, she risked her life to free others. By the end of her life, Harriet had freed over 300 enslaved people, became the first woman to lead a military operation and worked with Susan B. Anthony. She lived a courageous life advocating and serving those in need.
Dr. Marie Curie's curiosity seemed to have no bounds! At a time when it was illegal for women to go to college, she attended an "underground university" to satisfy her hunger for learning. As a result, the brilliant scientist made significant steps for women in this early STEM movement, discovering two periodic-table elements, working to advance existing X-ray technology and earning two Nobel prizes in her lifetime.
When Anne Sullivan graduated from Perkins School for the Blind as a newly minted teacher and met her young blind and deaf student, Helen Keller, what fueled her devotion? Was it because she understood having a disability? Whatever the reason, Anne's patience, determination and love succeeded in giving eyes, ears and a voice to her young charge—and increased awareness surrounding the potential of differently abled people.
Though she became a movie star adored worldwide, Audrey Hepburn never forgot her childhood hardships during World War II. The iconic beauty leveraged her celebrity status and incredible empathy to spotlight global issues. She became a UNICEF ambassador who worked tirelessly to overcome childhood hunger.
Growing up in a time of racial tension and attempting to overcome polio is a tall order for any adult, much less a young Black woman. But Wilma Rudolph was no ordinary woman. From being told she would never walk again to becoming the first woman to win three gold medals in an Olympic sport, Wilma's perseverance served her well. It also gave her a platform to encourage inclusivity and resilience in others.
Young Kate Warne, newly widowed, walked into Allan Pinkerton's Detective Agency not for a secretarial job but to become a detective—and she wouldn't take "no" for an answer! She was the first woman detective in American history. Her incredible tenacity and artful sleuthing helped crack several of the agency's significant profile cases, blocked the attempted assassination of then-President-Elect Lincoln and provided needed intelligence during the Civil War.
This adventurous woman was a true visionary, letting her dreams take her to heights other women of her era had only imagined! Amelia Earhart didn't let social mores of the time sway her; she forged her own path—not only becoming the first woman aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean but also developing her own line of clothing to suit her fun, active lifestyle.
It isn't easy being sixteen—but imagine being that age and charged with helping to lead a party of explorers across hundreds of miles of wilderness to the Pacific Ocean. That was the challenge faced by Sacagawea, an Indigenous girl whose incredible wisdom and self-reliance, coupled with her knowledge of nature, earned her the respect of Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery.
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