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Yaa Asatenwaa: The Woman Who Confronted British Cannons

The world has been graced with many phenomenal women, but few can match up to the magnificence of Yaa Asantewaa. Born in 1840, during a time when Britain was seeking to establish its presence in Africa, Yaa would grow up to be a knight in shining armor for the Ashanti Empire as she confronted the mighty cannons of the British colonialists. 402 more words

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Reflections on a Year of Dangerous Women: Speaking Out, Listening, Resisting and Persisting!

On March 8 2016, Peta Freestone, Jo Shaw, and colleagues at Edinburgh University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), launched an ambitious collective endeavour using social media to ask the question: ‘What is a dangerous woman?’ The… 1,296 more words

Geraldine Ferraro (10/10)

In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro was the first female vice president candidate representing a major American political party. After Ferraro became a lawyer, she took a job at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office and dealt with sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence. 753 more words

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Esther Peterson (9/10)

Esther Peterson and John F. Kennedy’s working relationship began in his earliest days on Congress. She was a lobbyist for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, and Kennedy was on the House Education and Labor Committee. 735 more words

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Shirley Chisholm (8/10)

In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress. This year was “watershed year, a tumultuous year, as well as a year full of contradictions,” and Chisholm’s election was one of the “many extraordinary events of that cataclysmic year.” Due to the reports from the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, it was evident that there was “enormous discontent and dissatisfaction” by women concerning the American dream. 683 more words

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Nancy Pelosi (7/10)

On January 4, 2007, Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives in U.S.—the highest elected office any women had achieved. 632 more words

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The Declaration of the Rights and Sentiments (6/10)

Written in 1848, the Declaration of the Rights and Sentiments was signed by 68 women and 32 men at the women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. 692 more words

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