County: Milwaukee

Mildred Fish-Harnack

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.
Vernice Gallimore

Vernice Gallimore

Vernice Gallimore became Milwaukee's first African American policewoman in 1946.
Angna Enters

Angna Enters

Angna Enters was a renowned dancer, producing over 200 mime compositions.
Catherine Conroy

Catherine Conroy

Catherine Conroy was a founding member of both the National Organization for Women and the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
Ardie Clark Halyard

Ardie Clark Halyard

Ardie Clark Halyard co-founded the first African American-owned savings and loan association (S&L) and was the first woman president of the Milwaukee NAACP chapter.
Dickey Chapelle

Dickey Chapelle

Dickey Chapelle was the first female American war correspondent to parachute with American troops and the first killed covering combat.
Gene Cohen Boyer

Gene Cohen Boyer

Gene Cohen Boyer was an activist for women’s rights, a successful businesswoman, and a founding member of multiple feminist organizations.
Bonnie Blair

Bonnie Blair

Bonnie Blair is a world record-holding speed skater, a six-time Olympic medalist and the most decorated woman in Winter Olympic history.
Miriam Ben Shalom

Miriam Ben Shalom

Miriam Ben Shalom was a drill sergeant in the U.S. Army before being discharged for her sexual orientation; she was later the first LGBT serviceperson ever reinstated.