Memorable Quote: “Men – their rights and nothing more; women – their rights and nothing less.” Read More About Susan B Anthony Born: Isabella Baumfree in 1797 in Swartekill, New York Died: November 26, 1883 in Battle Creek, Michigan at age 86 Notable Accomplishments: escaped slavery in 1826 and was the first woman to take a white man to court to recover her child.Became a vocal supporter of women’s rights and often spoke passionately about women’s rights, abolition, prison reform and capital punishment (which she was against).Memorable Quote: “The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it is supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man.” Read More About Rachel Carson Born: Maya Ying Lin on October 5, 1959 in Athens, Ohio Died: not applicable Notable Accomplishments: Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, submitted while she was a 21 year old undergraduate, beat out 1, 441 other possible designs and was chosen the winner for the competition.
Her work on the x-ray defraction images of DNA helped lead to the discovery of the double helix and following this work, she pioneered work on the tobacco mosaic virus and the polio virus.
Born: Rosa Louise Mc Cauley on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama Died: October 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan at age 92 Notable Accomplishments: received several honors for her work in the field of civil rights including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, a statue at the United States Capital’s National Statuary Hall (honor received posthumously) and lies in honor at the Capital Rotunda, making her the first woman and the second non-US government official to earn that honor.
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