International Women’s Day!

Here’s a list of 21 great women:

  1. Billie Holiday– “The First Lady of the Blues”. She’s considered one of the greatest jazz singers of all time.
  2. Rosa Parks– Refused to give up her seat to a white man, which led to some civil rights legislation.
  3. Eva Peron– Was a political activist, and campaigned on behalf of the poor.
  4. Elizabeth Taylor– An award winning actress who co founded the AIDS Research charity in the 80’s.
  5. Maya Angelou– A gifted poet and writer.
  6. Elizabeth Cady Stanton– A leader in the early women’s rights movement.
  7. Mary Magdalene– First person to see Jesus Christ after his resurrection.
  8. Benazir Bhutto– First woman to lead a Muslim state.
  9. Wangari Maathai– Women’s right campaigner from Kenya.
  10. Aretha Franklin– “Queen of soul”. A legendary singer.
  11. Marie Curie– A chemist who discovered many chemical elements.
  12. Toni Morrison– The first black woman to win a Nobel prize in literature.
  13. Lily Ledbetter– An activist for women’s equal pay.
  14. Sally Ride– First American woman to go out of space.
  15. Ida B. Wells– Founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) .
  16. Harriet Quimby– The first woman to gain a pilot license in the United States.
  17. Madame C.J Walker– Became a wealthy woman by developing and selling hair products.
  18. Zora Neale Hurston-An African American writer and anthropologist.
  19. Dorothy Fields– A popular song writer during the 1920’s and 1930’s
  20. Sojourner Truth– An abolitionist and women’s rights activist.
  21. Sybil Ludington– A heroine of the American Revolutionary War.

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