At age 16, Caroline Quarlls was the first known person to escape slavery through Wisconsin’s Underground Railroad network.
Maria Luisa Morales
Maria Luisa Morales has worked for justice for Latinx communities in Wisconsin since the 1960s.
Barbara Lawton, forty-third lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, was the first woman to be elected to that position.
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.
Margaret Danhauser Brown
Margaret "Marnie" Danhauser Brown played first base for the Racine Belles in the All-American Professional Girls Baseball League.
Laurel Clark was an accomplished doctor, U.S. Navy captain, and NASA astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 2003.
Joyce Carlson was a Disney artist known for her work on the film LADY AND THE TRAMP and on the "It's a Small World" theme park attraction.
Olympia Brown was the first woman to be ordained a minister in the U.S. and was president of Wisconsin’s Woman Suffrage Association for 28 years.