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She was an activist for women’s rights, a successful
businesswoman, and a founding member of NOW.
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GENE COHEN BOYER

Barbara

Nichols

Barbara Nichols was the first African American president of the Wisconsin Nursing Association and of the American Nursing Association.

Health,, First,, Milwaukee
Golda Meir
Golda Meir was a teacher and organizer in Milwaukee before becoming Israel’s first female prime minister in 1969.
government & politics, first, Milwaukee, Head of State, Jewish

Mee Moua
Mee Moua was the first Hmong American to be elected to a state legislature in the U.S.
government & politics, activism & social change, first, Outagamie, Asian American, Hmong

Mildred Fish Harnack
Mildred Fish-Harnack was the only American woman to die by Adolf Hitler’s direct order for spying on Germany during World War II.
activism & social change, World War II, Milwaukee