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Image description: A black-and-white headshot of Nellie Wilson.

Nellie Y. McKay

Nellie Y. McKay was one of the first scholars to bring attention to the writing of African American women authors.
Image description: A black-and-white photo of Helen Farnsworth Mears leaning against a ladder.

Helen Farnsworth Mears

Helen Farnsworth Mears's statue of Frances Willard was the first sculpture of a woman to be placed in National Statuary Hall.
Image description: A black-and-white portrait-style photo of Golda Meir.

Golda Meir

Golda Meir was a teacher and organizer in Milwaukee before becoming Israel's first female prime minister in 1969.
Image description: A portrait-style photo of Gwen Moore in front of an American flag.

Gwen Moore

Gwen Moore was the first African American from the state of Wisconsin to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Image description: A photo of Maria Luisa Morales standing in front of a Community for Change sign that encourages people to register to vote.

Maria Luisa Morales

Maria Luisa Morales has worked for justice for Latinx communities in Wisconsin since the 1960s.
Image description: A black-and-white headshot of Kathryn Morrison in front of Madison’s Capitol building.

Kathryn Morrison

Kathryn "Kate" Morrison was the first woman elected to the Wisconsin State Senate.
Image description: A headshot of Mee Moua.

Mee Moua

Mee Moua was the first Hmong American to be elected to a state legislature in the U.S.
Image description: A black-and-white photo of Mountain Wolf Woman in her traditional clothing and holding one infant on each knee.

Mountain Wolf Woman

Mountain Wolf Woman's autobiography was one of the earliest firsthand accounts of the experiences of a Native American woman.