Women I Want to Learn More About

Just a small list of the many women I want to learn more about.
  1. Margaret Fuller
    American journalist, critic, and women's rights advocate from 1800s.
  2. Ida B. Wells
    African American journalist, newspaper editor, and suffragist. Lead anti-lunching crusade in 1890s.
  3. Margaret Knight
    "The most famous 19th century woman inventor." Filed a successful patent interference suit against a man and won in 1871. Held 87 patents and first woman ever awarded a patent.
  4. Harriet Quimby
    Early American aviator and Hollywood screen writer. First woman to get pilots license in America.
  5. Ada Lovelace
    Daughter of THE Lord Byron, she is often regarded s the first computer programmer.
  6. Lillian Moller Gilbreth
    The real life mother from Cheaper By the Dozen but oh so much more. She was a psychologist and industrial engineer.
  7. Lottie Moon
    Southern Baptist missionary who spent almost 40 years working in China.
  8. Beryl Markham
    British born Kenyan aviator, adventurer, racehorse trainer, and author. First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west.
  9. Jeanette Rankin
    First woman elected to Congress, 4 years before women got the vote.
  10. Corazon Aquino
    President of the Philippines who survived 6 coup attempts.
  11. Isabelle Eberhardt
    Explored the Sahara in the early 1900s. Alone.
  12. Cecelia Penifaders
    Early 14th century peasant.
  13. Harriet Tubman
    Born a slave and member of the Underground Railroad.
  14. Clara Barton
    Famous Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross.
  15. Aphra Behn
    Te Restoration version of Jackie Collins? Hell yeah!
  16. Helen Pitts Douglass
    Frederick Douglass's second wife, American suffragist and abolitionist. Married in 1884, their interracial marriage was very controversial.
  17. Sarah Breedlove
    Also know. As Madam C. J. Walker. Was African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and 1st female self-made millionaire in America.
  18. Maud Gonne
    English born Irish revolutionary. Had turbulent relationship with William Butler Yeats.
  19. Septima Poinsette Clark
    African American civil rights activist. Was instrumental in getting schools to allow black principals and worked to teach literacy to black adults.
  20. Charity Edna Adams Earley
    Commanded the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, division of the Women's Army Corps for black women soldiers.