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Image description: A black-and-white photo of Lorraine Hansberry holding a pencil with her right hand and using her left to lean on a desk.

Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry's first Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun, changed how Black people's lives were shown in American theater.
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Margaret H’Doubler

Margaret H’Doubler, “founder of American college dance,” created a dance major — the first in the U.S. — at the University of Wisconsin in 1926.
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Frances Hamerstrom

Frances Hamerstrom, an ornithologist who helped save the prairie chicken population in Wisconsin, was the first woman in the U.S. to earn a master’s degree in wildlife management.
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Ruth Gruber

Ruth Gruber was a journalist and humanitarian known for her work documenting the lives of refugees.
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Zona Gale

In 1921, American author and playwright Zona Gale became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for the play MISS LULU BETT.
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Suzy Favor Hamilton

Suzy Favor Hamilton is a record-breaking runner, a three-time Olympic athlete, and a vocal advocate for mental health.
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Angna Enters

Angna Enters was a renowned dancer, who produced over 200 mime compositions.
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Lynne Cheney

Lynne Cheney, who served as Second Lady of the United States, has devoted much of her career to writing and speaking about the importance of American history education.
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Ellen Bravo

Author and activist Ellen Bravo has fought tirelessly for policies that support working women and their families.
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Ruth Bleier

Ruth Bleier was a neurophysiology professor whose pioneering work showed that there was gender bias in the field of biological science.