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This Wisconsin artist designed some of Walt Disney
Studios’ most recognized characters.
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Vel

Phillips

Vel Phillips achieved many firsts, including first woman and first African American to be elected to the statewide office of secretary of state.

Government & Politics, Activism & Social Change, Law, African American, Civil Rights, Milwaukee, Secretary of State, first, judge, lawyer
LERNER
University of Wisconsin scholar Gerda Lerner founded the academic field of women’s history.
activism & social change, historian, Dane, Jewish

ADA-DEER
Ada Deer was the first woman to head the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and the first Native American woman from Wisconsin to run for U.S. Congress.
government & politics, activism & social change, education, Menominee, Native American, Dane

Laurel Clark
Laurel Clark was an accomplished doctor, U.S. Navy captain, and NASA astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 2003.
science & technology, military, Navy, astronaut, Racine