City: Madison

Mabel Watson Raimey

Mabel Watson Raimey

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.
Kathryn Morrison

Kathryn Morrison

Kathryn "Kate" Morrison was the first woman elected to the Wisconsin State Senate.
Katharine Lyall

Katharine Lyall

Katharine Lyall was the first woman president of the University of Wisconsin System.
Patricia Loew

Patricia Loew

Patricia "Patty" Loew is a celebrated journalist, filmmaker, and educator about Native Americans in Wisconsin.
Estella Leopold

Estella Leopold

Estella Leopold is a paleobotanist and conservationist who conducted ground-breaking research on fossilized pollen.
Gerda Lerner

Gerda Lerner

University of Wisconsin scholar Gerda Lerner founded the academic field of women's history.
Barbara Lawton

Barbara Lawton

Barbara Lawton, forty-third lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, was the first woman to be elected to that position.
Belle Case La Follette

Belle Case La Follette

Belle Case La Follette was the first woman to graduate from law school in Wisconsin and an outspoken advocate for women's right to vote.
bell hooks

bell hooks

University of Wisconsin graduate bell hooks is a prolific writer, speaker, and scholar who is best known for her work on gender, race, and class.
Anita Herrera

Anita Herrera

Anita Herrera grew up in a family of migrant farm workers and devoted her career to improving education, employment, and living conditions for people of color in Wisconsin.