011- Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis is an enigmatic being, her legacy is something of legends and her art is unlike anything people have ever seen.

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010- Sister Kenny

Kenny was born in rural Australia to Mary and Michael Kenny in 1880. Her early education was a mix of homeschooling and structured before she broke her wrist at 17. That’s when she met her future mentor Aeneas McDonnell and discovered her love of medicine while reading through McDonnell’s books but in no way was…

009- Sappho

Sappho and Erinna in the Garden Mytelene by Simeon Solomon. Fine Art Photographic Library/Corbis via Getty Images Sappho of Lesbos was a lyrical poet in the times of ancient Greece, and beyond. She was honored in statuary and praised by figures such as Solon and Plato. Much like the tales of Robin Hood, there are…

008- Shirley Chisholm

Decades before Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm. As the first black woman to run for president for a major political party she was years ahead of her time. So why don’t more people know about her? Shirley Chisholm made history as she announced her candidacy for the White House. Her bid…

007- Grace Hopper

Grace Brewster Murray was born on December 9, 1906 in New York City. The first winner of “Computer Science Man of the Year” award from the Data Processing Management Association in 1969 Awarded 40 honorary degrees from universities First person from the United States and the first woman from any country to be made Distinguished…

002 – Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells Birth/Death (July 6, 1862-March 25, 1931) Journalist, anti-lynching crusader, co-founder of the NAACP Ida was born in holy springs Mississippi July 16, 1862. She was the first child of Lizzy and James. Her parents were raised on the opposite end of the spectrum. Lizzy, her mother was taken away from her family at…