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Noni Jabavu
1919-2008
From: Botswana, South Africa, United Kingdom
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Janet Jackson
1966-
From: United States: California, Indiana
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Lenore Jackson
From: United States: Maryland
Fields: Other

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

Wanda Jackson
1937-
From: United States: Oklahoma
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, rockabilly

Harriet Jacobs
1813-1897
From: United States: Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry

Etta James
1938-
From: United States: California
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, songwriter, blues, soul, gospel, jazz

Marion James
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Music, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: R&B singer, Nashville's "Queen of the Blues"

Katharine Jefferts Schori
1954-
From: United States: Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, Washington
Fields: Oceanography, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: Bishop in Episcopal Church, oceanographer

Mae C. Jemison
1956-
From: United States: Illinois, New Hampshire
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Health and Medicine

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

Eva Jessye
1895-1992
From: United States: Kansas, New York
Fields: Music

Joan of Arc
1412-1431
From: France
Fields: Military and Warfare, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: saint, military heroine, prisoner of war, POW, martyr

Eunice Johnson
1916-2010
From: United States: Alabama, Illinois
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Management and Labor Relations

Irene Joliot-Curie
1897-1956
From: France
Fields: Chemistry
Key Words/Phrases: radioactivity research, Nobel Prize

El Dorado Jones
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: inventor, muffler

Grace Jones
1948-
From: Jamaica, United States: New York
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Music

Marion Jones
1975-
From: United States: California
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track and field, track-and-field

Mary Harris (Mother) Jones
1837-1930
From: Ireland, United States: Illinois, Tennessee
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Management and Labor Relations

Stephanie Tubbs Jones
1949-2008
From: United States: Ohio
Fields: Government and Politics

Barbara Charline Jordan
1936-1996
From: United States: Texas
Fields: Government and Politics, Law

J. Kathryn Josserand
1942-2006
From: Mexico, United States: Florida, Louisiana
Fields: Anthropology
Key Words/Phrases: linguist, Classic Maya inscriptions

Florence Griffith Joyner
1959-1998
From: United States: California
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track and field, track-and-field

Marjorie Stewart Joyner
1896-1994
From: United States: Illinois, Virginia
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Invention

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
1962-
From: United States: California, Illinois
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: heptathlon, long jump

Juliana of the Netherlands
1909-2004
From: Netherlands
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: queen of the Netherlands



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