• 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