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Women for the ages

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• An advocate for disability rights, Helen Keller became the first deaf/blind person in this country to earn a college degree.

• Elizabeth Cochran Seaman (Nellie Bly) contributed to mental illness reform.

• An advocate for human rights, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt served as a United Nations spokeswoman.

• Spirited by adventure, Amelia Earhart did what men told her she couldn’t.

• With her platform of tolerance in education, Ruby Bridges played a pivotal role in civil rights in New Orleans.

• Dorothy Parker’s wit, sarcasm and perspective contributed to her founding the Algonquin Roundtable.

• Sojourner Truth stood courageously against slavery, creating impact that transcends centuries.

– Staff report, Gambel Communications

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