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There are so many women who
have contributed greatly to
American history. There are
both the famous examples and
the not-so-famous examples,
but each group contributed equally
to advancing the status of women
throughout the century.
instance, there was Rose Schneiderman
who was a passionate labor organizer
at the beginning of this century,
but her work was successful
in part because of her leadership
and in part because of the women--and
some men--who supported her.
There is also Margaret Sanger,
who fought for the birth control
pill to be legal and also set
up some of the first family
planning clinics for women.
There was Sojourner Truth who
was very vocal about how race
and gender were inseparable--they
were parallel movements. There
was Harriet Tubman, who helped
blacks escape slavery in the
south. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
and Susan B. Anthony--who were
the most visible supporters
of women having the right to
vote. There was Madam CJ Walker
who was one of the first female
women could be successful in
business. There was Diane Eck
who bravely integrated Little
Rock's Central High School.
And Milianna Trask who is currently
fighting for Hawaii to regain
its status as a sovreign state.
See, there is so much to choose
from. I hope some of these women
pique your interest. To learn
more you can to go the National
Women's Hall of Fame and
Women's History Project.