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I also chose a few women I personally find incredibly inspiring.
At the same time, I tried to avoid choosing actresses, musicians, models etc unless they achieved something especially worthy of note as most of us are already familiar with who they are or what they’ve accomplished.
She was kept as a prisoner of war until she was released as part of a prisoner exchange.
She is currently the only women to receive the United States Armed Forces’ highest decoration for bravery, the Medal of Honor. Born: Mary Church on September 23, 1863 in Memphis, Tennessee Died: July 24, 1954 in Annapolis, Maryland at age 90 Notable Accomplishments: one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree.
Memorable Quote: “Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” Read More About Rosa Parks , raised awareness of environmental concerns and led to the reversal of national policies on pesticides and also inspired the movement that led to the creation of the Enviomental Protection Agency.
If I wasn’t able to find proof, I didn’t include a quote.
Memorable Quote: “I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings.
That’s art to me.” Read More About Maya Lin Born: November 26, 1832 in Oswego, New York Died: February 21, 1919 in Oswego, New York at age 86 Notable Accomplishments: crossed enemy lines to treat wounded civilians during the American Civil War and was arrested on suspicion of being a spy.
Some of the women I chose to exclude but deserve mention all the same include (their names all link to their Wikipedia page if you want more information about them): Finally, a note about quotes.
I wasn’t able to find memorable quotes for all the women on this list.Truth also helped recruit black men for the Union Army during the Civil War.