10 Women That Really Changed History
There are millions who've made a difference, but here are just 10 we think are really special.
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.
Audrey Hepburn, an influential actress who worked tirelessly for UNICEF and devoted her life to humanitarian work and beautiful films.
Eleanor Roosevelt was not only married to President F. D. Roosevelt, but was also the head of the UN Human Rights Commission.
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.
Sally Ride was a physicist and astronaut and became the first woman in space, in 1983.
Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist and is famously known for her contribution of freeing over 70 slaves through the Underground Railroad.
Anne Frank made history through her diary which chronicled her brave and tumultuous time hiding from Nazis in an attic during the Holocaust.
Malala Yousafzai, a young girl who defied Taliban threats and an attack on her life to campaign for women's right to education.
Mother Teresa needs no explanation, but worked her whole life towards helping the impoverished and oppressed. She received the Nobel Peace prize in 1979.
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.
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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