Mabel Raimey was the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, attend Marquette University Law School, and practice law in Wisconsin.
Vel Phillips achieved many firsts, including first woman and first African American to be elected to the statewide office of secretary of state.
Lavinia Goodell was the first female lawyer admitted to the bar of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Angie Brooks is best known as the first African woman to serve as president of the United Nations General Assembly.
Elizabeth Baird’s newspaper stories about the developing Green Bay area in the 1800s were among the earliest written accounts of life in Wisconsin.