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"You'll be free or die!"  -Harriet Tubman's motto when a runaway had second thoughts about escaping a life of slavery

"You'll be free or die!" -Harriet Tubman's motto when a runaway had second thoughts about escaping a life of slavery

VOTE! Dressed up to vote: First Black women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920    These women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols,

VOTE! Dressed up to vote: First Black women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920 These women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols,

Pioneering female pilot Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1932. Photo: Time Life Pictures, Getty Images / Time Life Pictures

Pioneering female pilot Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1932. Photo: Time Life Pictures, Getty Images / Time Life Pictures

Sandra Day O'Connor - first woman Supreme Court Justice, she is a major inspiration for women in the legal profession.

Sandra Day O'Connor - first woman Supreme Court Justice, she is a major inspiration for women in the legal profession.

Helen Keller-Even though she was deaf and blind, she learned to communicate and became a world-famous supporter of women's suffrage. #HelenKeller

Helen Keller-Even though she was deaf and blind, she learned to communicate and became a world-famous supporter of women's suffrage. #HelenKeller

Harriet Beecher Stowe Author of Anti-Slavery book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" which was the first American book to sell a million copies and was also the best selling book of the 19th century.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Author of Anti-Slavery book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" which was the first American book to sell a million copies and was also the best selling book of the 19th century.

Aviator Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas. On May 15, 1923, Amelia Earhart became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license. She had several notable flights and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928, and the first person to have flown both oceans. In 1937, she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator.

Aviator Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas. On May 15, 1923, Amelia Earhart became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license. She had several notable flights and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928, and the first person to have flown both oceans. In 1937, she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator.

Germans chose Angela Merkel as their first female Chancellor because they knew they could rely on her steady hand

Germans chose Angela Merkel as their first female Chancellor because they knew they could rely on her steady hand

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