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Elena Kagan
1960-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Education, Law
Key Words/Phrases: Solicitor General, dean of Harvard Law School, Harvard, professor, White House Counsel

Frida Kahlo
1907-1954
From: Mexico
Fields: Art
Key Words/Phrases: surrealist painter

Natalie Kalmus
1882-1965
From: United States: California, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia
Fields: Invention, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: color consultant for Technicolor

Dorothy Kamenshek
1925-2010
From: United States: California, Ohio
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: baseball, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Farida Karodia
1942-
From: Canada, South Africa, Zambia
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Nancy Landon Kassebaum
1932-
From: United States: Kansas
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. Senator from Kansas

Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe
1955-
From: Uganda
Fields: Government and Politics

Hannah Kearney
1986-
From: United States: New Hampshire, Vermont
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: skiing, skier

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley
1818-1907
From: United States: Virginia, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Other

Keiko Ochiai
1945-
From: Japan
Fields: Business and Finance, Literature and Poetry

Helen Keller
1880-1968
From: United States: Alabama, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: author, political activist, lecturer, deaf/blind

Florence Kelley
1859-1932
From: United States: Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Law, Management and Labor Relations

Fanny Kemble
1809-1893
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Human Rights, Literature and Poetry, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, actor, abolitionist, writer

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
1929-1994
From: United States: New York
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady, editor

Elizabeth Kenny
1886-1952
From: Australia, United States: Minnesota
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: nurse, pioneering physical therapist

Alicia Keys
1981-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music

Chaka Khan
1953-
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, funk band Rufus

Jamaica Kincaid
1949-
From: Antigua and Barbuda, United States: New York
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Billie Jean King
1943-
From: United States: California
Fields: Sports

Coretta Scott King
1927-2006
From: United States: Alabama, Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: civil rights activist

Helen Martin King
1895-1988
From: United States: Arkansas
Fields: Art, Business and Finance, Education

Louisa Yeomans King
1863-1948
From: United States: Michigan, New Jersey, New York
Fields: Agriculture and Horticulture
Key Words/Phrases: co-founder of the Garden Club of America

Mary-Claire King
1946-
From: United States: Illinois, Washington
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: geneticist, studies HIV, lupus, breast and ovarian cancer genes

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

Mary Henrietta Kingsley
1862-1900
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Exploration and Adventure
Key Words/Phrases: English writer and explorer of Africa

Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick
1926-2006
From: United States: Maryland, Oklahoma
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Eartha Mae Kitt
1927-2008
From: United States: Connecticut, South Carolina
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Margaret Knight
1838-1914
From: United States: Maine, Massachusetts
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: inventor, paper bag, parts of rotary engine, numbering machine

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

Wendy Kopp
1967-
From: United States: Texas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Founder and CEO of Teach for America

Olga Korbut
1956-
From: Belarus, Russia, United States: Arizona, Georgia
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: Olympic gymnast

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
1926-2004
From: Switzerland, United States: Arizona, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: specialized in terminally ill patients

Tatyana Kuznetsova
1941-
From: Russia
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration

Ellen Kuzwayo
1914-2006
From: South Africa
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry



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