10 Women That Really Changed History

There are millions who've made a difference, but here are just 10 we think are really special.

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    Coretta Scott King, also known as Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife, was an author, human rights activist, and worked alongside her husband to fight for the rights of African-Americans in the U.S.

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    Audrey Hepburn, an influential actress who worked tirelessly for UNICEF and devoted her life to humanitarian work and beautiful films.

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    Eleanor Roosevelt was not only married to President F. D. Roosevelt, but was also the head of the UN Human Rights Commission.

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    Rosa Parks fearlessly stood up for her rights and the rights of all African-Americans when she refused to give up her seat on a bus. Her actions gave the inequality issue massive attention.

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    Sally Ride was a physicist and astronaut and became the first woman in space, in 1983.

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    Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist and is famously known for her contribution of freeing over 70 slaves through the Underground Railroad.

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    Anne Frank made history through her diary which chronicled her brave and tumultuous time hiding from Nazis in an attic during the Holocaust.

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    Malala Yousafzai, a young girl who defied Taliban threats and an attack on her life to campaign for women's right to education.

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    Mother Teresa needs no explanation, but worked her whole life towards helping the impoverished and oppressed. She received the Nobel Peace prize in 1979.

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    Susan B. Anthony was a renowned suffragate and played a pivotal role in the women's rights movement as well as the fight against slavery.

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    Several of these women should seem overly-familiar, but that is a good thing. Keep these names alive and part of our history by educating new generations with the lives of these incredible women!

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