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Clara Hale
1905-1992
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Joan Halifax
1942-
From: United States: California, New Hampshire
Fields: Anthropology, Human Rights, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: Buddhist roshi, Ojai Foundation, hospice caregiver

Donna Halper
1947-
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Education, History, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: historian, teacher, radio announcer, music director

Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer
1917-1977
From: United States: Mississippi
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Dorothy Hamill
1956-
From: United States: Connecticut
Fields: Sports

Alice Hamilton
1869-1970
From: United States: Illinois, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: founder of occupational medicine and toxicology, professor

Edith Hamilton
1867-1963
From: Germany, United States: New York, Washington DC
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Key Words/Phrases: classical scholar, writer

Margaret Heafield Hamilton
1936-
From: United States: Massachusetts, Michigan
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Computer Science and Information Technology
Key Words/Phrases: NASA Software

Lorraine Hansberry
1930-1965
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: playwright, essayist

Peggy W. Harmon
From: United States: Virginia
Fields: Management and Labor Relations

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
1825-1911
From: United States: Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry

Barbara Harris
1930-
From: United States: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Religion

Patricia Roberts Harris
1924-1985
From: United States: Illinois, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Law

Joycelyn Harrison
1964-
From: United States: Virginia
Fields: Chemistry, Invention

Sachiko Hashimoto
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Harriet Boyd Hawes
1871-1945
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Bessie Head
1937-1986
From: Botswana, South Africa
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Bernadine Healy
1944-2011
From: United States: Maryland, New York, Ohio, Washington DC
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: doctor, physician, cardiologist, NIH, Red Cross

Dorothy Height
1912-2010
From: United States: Pennsylvania, Virginia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Psychology
Key Words/Phrases: civil rights activist, president of National Council of Negro Women, recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal

Jennifer Heil
1983-
From: Canada
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: skiing, skier

Heloise (abbess)
c. 1101-1164
From: France, Sweden
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: nun, abbess, writer, scholar

Sonja Henie
1912-1969
From: Norway
Fields: Sports, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: figure skater, Olympic and World champion, film star

Audrey Hepburn
1929-1993
From: Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, humanitarian, UNICEF

Katharine Hepburn
1909-2003
From: United States: Connecticut
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, movie star

Hildegard of Bingen
1098-1179
From: Germany
Fields: Biology, Education, Health and Medicine, Literature and Poetry, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Other
Key Words/Phrases: mystic, nun, abbess, counselor, scientist, composer, polymath

Dorothy Hill
From: Australia
Fields: Geology

Lauryn Hill
1975-
From: United States: New Jersey
Fields: Music

Darlene Clark Hine
1947-
From: United States: Indiana, Michigan, Missouri
Fields: History

Raicho Hiratsuka
1886-1971
From: Japan
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: feminist, journalist, activist

Amanda Hocking
1984-
From: United States: Minnesota
Fields: Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: writer, novelist

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
1910-1994
From: Egypt, United Kingdom
Fields: Chemistry
Key Words/Phrases: Nobel Prize Winner, X-ray crystallography

Betty Holberton
1917-2001
From: United States: Maryland, Pennsylvania
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology
Key Words/Phrases: one of the first computer programmers, ENIAC and UNIVAC computers

Chamique Holdsclaw
1977-
From: United States: New York, Tennessee
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Billie Holiday
1915-1959
From: United States: Maryland, New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: aka Lady Day, famed jazz singer

Leta Stetter Hollingworth
1886-1939
From: United States
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Psychology

Emma Curtis Hopkins
1849-1925
From: United States: Connecticut, Illinois
Fields: Religion
Key Words/Phrases: theologian, organized New Thought

Grace Murray Hopper
1906-1992
From: United States: New York, Virginia
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology, Invention, Mathematics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: WAVES, computer scientist, programmer, inventor

Shirley Horn
1934-2005
From: United States: Washington DC
Fields: Music

Lena Horne
1917-2010
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: jazz and popular music singer, actress

Karen Horney
1885-1952
From: Germany, United States: New York
Fields: Psychology
Key Words/Phrases: psychoanalyst, psychiatrist

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

Whitney Houston
1963-2012
From: United States: Massachusetts, New Jersey
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: singer, actress, model

Julia Ward Howe
1819-1910
From: United States: New York, Rhode Island
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: abolitionist, social activist, poet, wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"

Kim Hubbard
From: United States: California
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology, Engineering

Arianna Huffington
1950-
From: Greece, United Kingdom, United States: California
Fields: Government and Politics, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: Co-founder of The Huffington Post

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

Clementine Hunter
1886/1887-1988
From: United States: Louisiana
Fields: Art

Charlayne Hunter-Gault
1942-
From: United States: Georgia, New York, South Carolina, Washington DC
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting

Zora Neale Hurston
1891-1960
From: United States: Florida, New York
Fields: Anthropology, Literature and Poetry

Hypatia of Alexandria
c.370-415
From: Egypt, United States
Fields: Astronomy, Education, Mathematics, Philosophy
Key Words/Phrases: head of Platonist school in Alexandria, Egypt

Fiona Hyslop
1964-
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Scottish politician, Minister for Culture and External Affairs



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