March 8 is International Women's Day (US has its equivalent on the 26th of August) which celebrates the struggle for women's rights. Throughout history, many strong women had to rise against the odds and fight for their dreams and passions, equality and solidarity among men. Their bravery contributed to shaping today's world, and has to be remembered.

Bored Panda has made a list of badass women who did their part to make the world a better place. Scroll down to vote for your favorite heroes, and upload new ones if we missed them!

#1

Irena Sendlerowa - Woman Who Smuggled Approximately 2,500 Jewish Children Out Of The Warsaw Ghett

Irena Sendlerowa - Woman Who Smuggled Approximately 2,500 Jewish Children Out Of The Warsaw Ghett

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Malala Yousafzai, 19, Pakistani Activist For Female Education Who Survived Being Shot In The Head By The Taliban, The Youngest Ever Nobel Prize Laureate

Malala Yousafzai, 19, Pakistani Activist For Female Education Who Survived Being Shot In The Head By The Taliban, The Youngest Ever Nobel Prize Laureate

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What makes her bad ass, is that she stood up to the Taliban for women's educational rights. She was shot in the head by a member of the Taliban, SURVIVED, and continued to fight for women's right to education. She is unstoppable fierce and determined!

Malingshu
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

John, whats ironic is that in your bio you say you "fight for individual rights." You clearly don't.

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Kjorn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the kind of woman we need to see in the media. Not the F*cking kardashians. And listen the that kind of woman who know the danger of radicalism

AcousticGString
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she should be higher on the list

Samuel Suarez
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Man she's beautiful! And getting shot in the head? She's unstoppable

Koko Sempai
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This person is amazing. Brave, strong and determined!! (^ o ^)

Leona Gibbs
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She has more courage than anyone I have ever known.

Pangaea Pangaea
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is amazing! I am in awe of her bravery.

Magdalena Giceva
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is our superwoman!!! 💪✌👊

Pilar Covington
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing! She is beautiful and her eyes are stunning!!

Jacqueline Lavanchy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks to her dad and family, who encouraged her to be a proud woman !

Long Joan Silver
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love her! What an amazing young lady

Liv
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is unstoppable

Susan Carroll
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I read her book it should be mandatory read for all upper school students, it might make them understand the privilege of education which most here in Australia at least take for granted

Roland Schmidl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, its Peace Nobel Price, not Bad Ass price, but she deservet 100 times better the Mr. Obama.

Skeledab
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I read about her, she was just so unbelievably amazing! It takes a lot of courage to do what she did

Cheryl Birkhimer
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a role model. The Taliban treat women worse than animals. I saw a UTube video where some of thrsr barbarians stoned an innocent woman to death. Malaga is very courageous & beautiful young woman.

rick hctep (Rick45)
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry but she will not make any difference in her country, they already have a death squad looking to kill her.

It's Caturday
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I disagree. She wrote book and is all over the news and internet. I have a feeling she is inspiring many in her country.

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Lea Wheeler
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am sorry she got shot. Most Nobel prize winners spend years contributing to the betterment of society - will some one please explain how she deserved this honour?

It's Caturday
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, she risked her and her family's lives (an aggregate of 150+Years) to stand up to sexism and gross injustice in her country. If that isn't bravery and heroism, especially from a young girl, I don't know what is. Looks like Mr. Nobel's committee agrees with me.

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Susanna Vesna
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Im not sorry for what Im about to say- this girl is the essence of Hypocrisy that the Western World suffers from! They make a star out of this young girl, but condemn other Muslim women. And where the fuck was Malala's "great speeches" when her brother Muslim countries were attacked by the West that is her home now? Where does she live again? London? Purrrrlease! #FakeCelebrity

Olivia A. Moore
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And still wearing hijab ...

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She got a Nobel for having been shot in the head?

Alan G.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She got a Nobel Prize for fighting for women's rights, you dunghill.

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Anka Kot
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and how exactly did she stand up to the Talibans? Never visited her village again... I did read her biography. To me, luckily she survived, was taken care of (out of thousands injured in Pakistan she got medical care abroad), is living happily in the UK to potentially enter the world of politics soon. Too ideal, is it.

Hannah Charlton
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She wrote a blog for the BBC, campaigning for girls' education. The taliban then hunted her class down and threatened the girls at gunpoint, until she stood up and declared "I am Malala"... hence the name of her autobiography. So yes, she stood up to the Taliban, and stared straight down the barrels of their guns for her rights

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#3

A Woman Hitting A Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag In Växjö, Sweden (13 April, 1985)

A Woman Hitting A Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag In Växjö, Sweden (13 April, 1985)

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too bad the pic wasn't taken at the point if impact

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#4

Marie Curie Was A Polish Scientist Famous For Her Work On Radioactivity, The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize And The Only Woman To Win Twice

Marie Curie Was A Polish Scientist Famous For Her Work On Radioactivity, The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize And The Only Woman To Win Twice

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What makes her badass is, she was the first EVER woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the ONLY woman (to date) to win TWO nobel prizes

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#5

Nujood Ali, Given To Abusive Husband At Age 10, Divorced Him And Broke Tribal Tradition

Nujood Ali, Given To Abusive Husband At Age 10, Divorced Him And Broke Tribal Tradition

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Might I add that she now fights in Yemen's movement against forced child marriage

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#6

A 106-Year-Old Woman Who Protected Her Home With A Rifle, In Armenia (1990)

A 106-Year-Old Woman Who Protected Her Home With A Rifle, In Armenia (1990)

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is what a strong Armenian woman looks like, not Kim Kartashian. JS

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#7

These Women Were Firefighters At Pearl Harbor (1941)

These Women Were Firefighters At Pearl Harbor (1941)

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This photo reminds me of the statue in DC "raising of the flag on Iwo Jima"

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#8

Margaret Heafield Was A Director Of Software Engineering For NASA's Apollo Space Program (1969)

Margaret Heafield Was A Director Of Software Engineering For NASA's Apollo Space Program (1969)

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Muslim Woman Covers The Yellow Star Of Her Jewish Neighbor With Her Veil (1941)

Muslim Woman Covers The Yellow Star Of Her Jewish Neighbor With Her Veil (1941)

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Ironcat_xox
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This goes to show you the risks people took in order to help someone.

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#10

Voting Activist Annie Lumpkins At The Little Rock City Jail (10 July, 1961)

Voting Activist Annie Lumpkins At The Little Rock City Jail (10 July, 1961)

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She was one of the Freedom Riders (a group of civil rights activisits who rode through the US fighting against segregation stating it as unconstitutional), this photo was taken after she was arrested for sitting on a "whites only" bus.

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One Of The Onna-Bugeisha, Female Samurai Warrior Of The Upper Bushi (Samurai), Class In Feudal Japan (Late 1800's)

One Of The Onna-Bugeisha, Female Samurai Warrior Of The Upper Bushi (Samurai), Class In Feudal Japan (Late 1800's)

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Jane Goodall, Leading Primatologist And Conservationalist

Jane Goodall, Leading Primatologist And Conservationalist

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Maud Stevens Wagner Was The First Known Female Tattoo Artist In The United States (1907)

Maud Stevens Wagner Was The First Known Female Tattoo Artist In The United States (1907)

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Anne Frank Was A Jewish Diarist And Writer

Anne Frank Was A Jewish Diarist And Writer

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Amanda Flack
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She was bad ass because she represents every girl who fought to survive under Nazi. And every girl who fought for life was bad ass.

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#15

Amelia Earhart Was The First Female Aviator To Fly Solo Across The Atlantic Ocean (1928)

Amelia Earhart Was The First Female Aviator To Fly Solo Across The Atlantic Ocean (1928)

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And her disappearance is one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of all time.

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#16

Rosa Louise Mccauley Parks - Civil Rights Activist

Rosa Louise Mccauley Parks - Civil Rights Activist

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Russia-Born Valentina Tereshkova Became The First Woman In Space Aboard The Vostok 6 (1963)

Russia-Born Valentina Tereshkova Became The First Woman In Space Aboard The Vostok 6 (1963)

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Ironcat_xox
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember a long time ago, I had to be her for a history project! What an inspiring woman

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#18

Mary Winsor Holding Suffrage Prisoners Banner In Washington D.C. (1917)

Mary Winsor Holding Suffrage Prisoners Banner In Washington D.C. (1917)

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Kjorn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

still today i still can't understand why people didn't want woman to vote. it's inconceivable for my modern head

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#19

Eliza Leonida Zamfirescu, The First Woman Engineer In The World

Eliza Leonida Zamfirescu, The First Woman Engineer In The World

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Annette Kellerman Promoted Women’s Right To Wear A Fitted One-Piece Bathing Suit (1907). She Was Arrested For Indecency

Annette Kellerman Promoted Women’s Right To Wear A Fitted One-Piece Bathing Suit (1907). She Was Arrested For Indecency

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Aimée Melissa
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And now, in France, when women want to cover up, that's not allowed either. Women are always told what they can and can't wear, look at that.

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#21

Florence Nightingale - 1st Nurse To Teach Basic Sanitation Between Patients

Florence Nightingale - 1st Nurse To Teach Basic Sanitation Between Patients

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Ftima El Fihria The Founder Of The First University In The World - Fes, Morocco

Ftima El Fihria The Founder Of The First University In The World - Fes, Morocco

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michael sky
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

University of Bologna is traditionally recognized as an oldest university. University of Al Quaraouiyine is older, but is not the first recognized university in the sense of the word that we know.

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Nadia Comaneci - The First Women To Score A Perfect 10 In Gymnastics At The Olympic Games

Nadia Comaneci - The First Women To Score A Perfect 10 In Gymnastics At The Olympic Games

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Stijn V.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she is the first gymnast to score a perfect 10. not just the first women.

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#24

Women Of The 1975 Icelandic Women's Strike, Kvennafrídagurinn, When 90% Of The Female Population Of Iceland Went On Strike To “demonstrate The Indispensable Work Of Women For Iceland’s Economy And Society”

Women Of The 1975 Icelandic Women's Strike, Kvennafrídagurinn, When 90% Of The Female Population Of Iceland Went On Strike To “demonstrate The Indispensable Work Of Women For Iceland’s Economy And Society”

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Komako Kimura, A Prominent Japanese Suffragist Marched On Fifth Avenue In New York City Demanding The Right To Vote (27 October, 1917)

Komako Kimura, A Prominent Japanese Suffragist Marched On Fifth Avenue In New York City Demanding The Right To Vote (27 October, 1917)

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criminalgirl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very brave, not just as a woman but also not being an "average American woman"

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Marina Ginestà Was A French Veteran Of The Spanish Civil War. This Is Her Most Famous Picture At The Top Of Hotel Colón In Barcelona (21 July, 1936)

Marina Ginestà Was A French Veteran Of The Spanish Civil War. This Is Her Most Famous Picture At The Top Of Hotel Colón In Barcelona (21 July, 1936)

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Anna González Fort
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Catalan born in France, not French: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Ginest%C3%A0

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#27

Harriet Tubman, Who Helped Slaves Escape Via The Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman, Who Helped Slaves Escape Via The Underground Railroad.

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Yusra Mardini Syrian Teenage Refugee Who Swam For Hours In The Sea Pushing A Sinking Boat With Other Refugees To Safety

Yusra Mardini Syrian Teenage Refugee Who Swam For Hours In The Sea Pushing A Sinking Boat With Other Refugees To Safety

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Ana Aslan (Romania) - She Is Considered To Be A Pioneer Of Gerontology And Geriatrics

Ana Aslan (Romania) - She Is Considered To Be A Pioneer Of Gerontology And Geriatrics

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#30

Taramon Bibi Is One Of The Two Female Freedom Fighters In Bangladesh

Taramon Bibi Is One Of The Two Female Freedom Fighters In Bangladesh

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Mileva Maric, Serbian Physicist, Einsteins Wife. Worthy "His" Nobel Prize

Mileva Maric, Serbian Physicist, Einsteins Wife. Worthy "His" Nobel Prize

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Miklós Nagy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And probably the original author of the theory of relativity.

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Ellen O'neal, One Of The Greatests Female Freestyle Skateboarders In The World (1970)

Ellen O'neal, One Of The Greatests Female Freestyle Skateboarders In The World (1970)

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Coretta Scott King. American Author, Activist, Civil Rights Leader, And The Wife Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coretta Scott King. American Author, Activist, Civil Rights Leader, And The Wife Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Smaranda Brăescu, Romanian parachuting Pioneer, Former Multiple World Record Holder (1932)

Smaranda Brăescu, Romanian parachuting Pioneer, Former Multiple World Record Holder (1932)

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Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm. American Politician, Educator, And Author. In 1968, She Became The First African American Woman Elected To The United States Congress. She Served 7 Terms And Ran For The Democratic Party Nomination For Potus In 1972.

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm. American Politician, Educator, And Author. In 1968, She Became The First African American Woman Elected To The United States Congress. She Served 7 Terms And Ran For The Democratic Party Nomination For Potus In 1972.

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#36

Women's Liberation Coalition Marching For Equal Pay (1970)

Women's Liberation Coalition Marching For Equal Pay (1970)

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Angela Davis (1944), American Political Activist, Scholar, Author & Feminist

Angela Davis (1944), American Political Activist, Scholar, Author & Feminist