Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 1845 – ca. was the African American & Native American woman to gain fame & recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian & Ojibwe descent.
Women Pilots are hot - The first pilot to qualify for the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron was Betty Huyler Gillies of Syosset, Long Island, New York. In this undated photo, Betty poses next to an airplane about to be flown out.
Harriet Tubman - An American woman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North along the route of the Underground Railroad.
Maria Gaetana Agnesi May 1718 – 9 January was an Italian mathematician and philosopher. She is credited with writing the first book discussing both differential and integral calculus and was an honorary member of the faculty at the University of Bologna.
Maud Gonne MacBride was an English-born Irish revolutionary, suffragette and actress. Of Anglo-Irish stock and birth, she was won over to Irish nationalism by the plight of evicted people in the Land Wars. She also actively agitated for Home Rule.