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Ama Ata Aidoo
1942-
From: Ghana, United States: California
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: writer, novelist, playwright

Caroline Still Wiley Anderson
1848-1919
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: physician, doctor, educator

Jean Augustine
1937-
From: Canada, Grenada
Fields: Education, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Educator, politician

Mariama Ba
1929-1981
From: Senegal
Fields: Education, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Writer, feminist

Augusta Baker
1911-1998
From: United States: Maryland, New York, South Carolina
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Librarian, storyteller

Maria Louise Baldwin
1856-1922
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Educator, civic leader

Mary Frances Berry
1938-
From: United States: Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington DC
Fields: Education, History

Mary McLeod Bethune
1875-1955
From: United States: Florida, South Carolina, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights

Tonya Bolden
1959-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry

Charlotte Hawkins Brown
1883-1961
From: United States: North Carolina
Fields: Education

Hallie Q. Brown
1845-1949
From: United States: Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota
Fields: Education

Willa B. Brown
1906-1992
From: United States: Illinois, Kentucky
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Education
Key Words/Phrases: aviatrix, aviator, pilot, teacher

Marjorie Lee Browne
1914-1979
From: United States: California, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Selma Burke
1900-1995
From: United States: New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania
Fields: Art, Education

Margaret Taylor Burroughs
1917-
From: United States: Illinois, Louisiana
Fields: Art, Education, Literature and Poetry

Selena Sloan Butler
1872-1964
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Education

Alexa Canady
1950-
From: United States: Michigan
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine

Mary Shadd Cary
1823-1893
From: Canada, United States: Delaware, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights

Septima Poinsette Clark
1898-1987
From: United States: South Carolina
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights

Johnnetta B. Cole
1936-
From: United States: Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Anthropology, Education

Marva N. Collins
1936-
From: United States: Alabama, Illinois
Fields: Education

Anna Julia Cooper
1858-1964
From: United States: Missouri, North Carolina, Washington DC
Fields: Education

Fannie Jackson Coppin
1837-1913
From: United States: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington DC
Fields: Education

Ellen Smith Craft
1826-1891
From: United Kingdom, United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights, Sociology/Social Work

Marie Maynard Daly
1921-2003
From: United States: New York
Fields: Chemistry, Education

Angela Davis
1944-
From: United States: Alabama, California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education

Mary Sylvester Deconge-Watson
1933-
From: United States: Louisiana
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Rita Dove
1952-
From: United States: Arizona, Ohio, Virginia
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, professor

Sarah J. Early
1825-1907
From: United States: North Carolina, Ohio
Fields: Education

Eka Esu-Williams
1950-
From: Nigeria
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine

Jessie Redmon Fauset
1882-1961
From: United States: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry

Nikki Giovanni
1943-
From: United States: Tennessee, Virginia
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: poet, professor

Lily Ann Granderson
1816-
From: United States: Kentucky, Mississippi
Fields: Education

Evelyn Boyd Granville
1924-
From: United States: California, Tennessee, Texas, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Jacqueline Hicks Grazette
From: United States: Maryland, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Government and Politics, Management and Labor Relations

Drusilla Dunjee Houston
1876-1941
From: United States: Minnesota, Oklahoma, Virginia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, History, Journalism and Broadcasting

Fern Y. Hunt
From: United States: Maryland, New York, Utah, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Shirley Ann Jackson
1946-
From: United States: Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Invention, Physics

Elizabeth Jennings Graham
1830-1901
From: United States: New York
Fields: Education, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: won the first desegregation case in 1855, teacher

Reatha Clark King
1938-
From: United States: Georgia, Minnesota
Fields: Chemistry, Education

Elizabeth Duncan Koontz
1919-1989
From: United States: North Carolina
Fields: Education

Graca Simbine Machel
1945-
From: Mozambique
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education
Key Words/Phrases: advocate for women's and children's rights

Dorothy McClendon
1924-
From: United States: Louisiana, Michigan
Fields: Biology, Education
Key Words/Phrases: teacher, microbiologist, researcher

Ruth Ella Moore
1903-1994
From: United States: Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee
Fields: Biology, Education, Health and Medicine

Toni Morrison
1931-
From: United States: New York, Ohio, Texas, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry

Micere Githae Mugo
1942-
From: Kenya, Zimbabwe
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry

Asenath Bole Odaga
1938-
From: Kenya
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: writer of children's literature, teacher

Katherine Adebola Okikiolu
1965-
From: United Kingdom, United States: California
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Osonye Tess Onwueme
1955-
From: Nigeria, United States: Wisconsin
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry

Esther Pearson
1955-
From: United States: Massachusetts, Ohio
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology, Education, Mathematics

Mamphela Ramphele
1947-
From: South Africa
Fields: Education

Charlotte E. Ray
1850-1911
From: United States: New York, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, teacher

Condoleezza Rice
1954-
From: United States: Alabama, California, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: professor, diplomat, US Secretary of State, author

Charlemae Hill Rollins
1897-1979
From: United States: Illinois, Mississippi, Oklahoma
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry

Wilma Rudolph
1940-1994
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Education, Journalism and Broadcasting, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track and field, track-and-field

Ruth Simmons
1945-
From: United States: California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas
Fields: Education

Barbara Sizemore
1927-2004
From: United States: Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Education
Key Words/Phrases: teacher, educator, administrator

Anna Deavere Smith
1950-
From: United States: California, Maryland, New York
Fields: Education, Stage and Screen

Zulu Sofola
1935-1995
From: Nigeria
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry

Niara Sudarkasa
1938-
From: United States: Florida, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Anthropology, Education

Mary Burnett Talbert
1866-1923
From: United States: Arkansas, New York, Ohio
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights

Mary Church Terrell
1863-1954
From: United States: Ohio, Tennessee, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education

Alma Thomas
1891-1978
From: United States: Georgia, Washington DC
Fields: Art, Education

Argelia Velez-Rodriguez
1936-
From: Cuba, United States: Texas, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Fannie Barrier Williams
1855-1944
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education

Grace Alele Williams
1932-
From: Nigeria
Fields: Education, Mathematics



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