By Ashliana Rodriguez and Jhunior Pintor

  • Cleopatra (69-30 B.C.): The last queen who reigned all of Egypt during her 21 year rule. She was also a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty and later became a sole ruler of the Egyptian empire after her father and brothers. The legacy of Cleopatra was remembered in movies and books that were inspired by her life in the history of Ancient Egypt.
  • Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855): Best known for her novel Jane Eyre, she was an English author and poet. She made a point to write about the struggle of oppressed women in her literary work. She only wrote a little amount. Her writing has helped show modern feminism to those who have read her work.
  • Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906): She was the women’s movement’s most powerful organizer of the nineteenth century. At the age of 17,, she collected anti-slavery petitions and became the New York agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. In 1878 she arranged a presentation for Congress about women’s right to vote, which was passed in 1920 as the nineteenth amendment to the U.S Constitution.
  • Harriet Tubman (1820-1913): Was known as the first American abolitionist who was against slavery, a humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the Union army during the American Civil War. She went on 13 missions to free the enslaved families and friends escaped to freedom, and was known as the Underground Railroad.
  • Marie Curie (1867-1934): A Polish and naturalized French physicist and chemist, she was the woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, twice. Was also the first woman to earn her doctorate in Europe. She achieved the development of the theory of radioactivity. Her work and developments are what earned her the two noble prizes in two different sciences.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962): Known as the longest serving First Lady when her husband President Franklin Roosevelt was in office for four terms, she used her role as a platform to promote social activism. After that, the role of the First Lady was changed, Eleanor Roosevelt reshaped the role for future first ladies.

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