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Dekha Ibrahim Abdi
1964-2011
From: Kenya
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: peace activist

Bella Abzug
1920-1998
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, congresswoman, Women's Movement

Abigail Adams
1744-1818
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady

Jane Addams
1860-1935
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Activist, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, co-founded Hull House

Halide Edib Adivar
1883-1964
From: Turkey
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Government and Politics, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: novelist, feminist

Lizzie Ahern
1877-1969
From: Australia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: socialist propagandist

Dee Aker
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: International correspondent, Director of Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Zainab al-Ghazali
1917-2005
From: Egypt
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: Islamist, founder of the Muslim Women's Association

Jane Alexander
1939-
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, activist

Blanche Ames Ames
1878-1969
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Art, Human Rights, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: artist, activist, inventor, patented a method for capturing enemy warplanes

Maya Angelou
1928-
From: United States: Arkansas, California, Missouri, North Carolina
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: poet, novelist, activist, actress

Mathilde Franziska Anneke
1817-1884
From: Germany, United States: Wisconsin
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry

Susan B. Anthony
1820-1906
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Human Rights

Anna Mae Aquash
1945-1975
From: Canada, United States: Maine, Massachusetts, South Dakota
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Melchora Aquino
1812-1919
From: Philippines
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Refia Ari
1961-
From: Cyprus
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education
Key Words/Phrases: Pioneer of Special Needs Education for disabled children

Suzan Ari
1927-2002
From: Cyprus
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education
Key Words/Phrases: Social reformer in Cyprus

Inesse Armand
1874-1920
From: France, Russia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Margery Corbett Ashby
1882-1981
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Human Rights

Hanan Ashrawi
1946-
From: Palestine
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Government and Politics, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry

Louise Aston
1814-1871
From: Germany
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry

Nora Astorga
c.1948-1988
From: Nicaragua
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Law, Military and Warfare

Susan Cobb Milton Atkinson
1860-1942
From: United States: Florida, Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Education

Margaret Eleanor Atwood
1939-
From: Canada
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry

Hubertine Auclert
1848-1914
From: France
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Anita Augspurg
1857-1943
From: Germany, Switzerland
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Law

Maryam Ibrahim Babangida
1948-2009
From: Nigeria
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Julia Burnelle Smade Babcock
1868-1962
From: United States: Arkansas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry

Olave Baden-Powell
1889-1977
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Erykah Badu
1971-
From: United States: Texas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music

Joan Baez
1941-
From: United States: California, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Music

Sarah G. Bagley
1806-1847?
From: United States: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine, Human Rights, Management and Labor Relations

Pearl Bailey
1918-1990
From: United States: New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music, Stage and Screen

Augusta Baker
1911-1998
From: United States: Maryland, New York, South Carolina
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Literature and Poetry

Ella Baker
1903-1986
From: United States: Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Virginia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Josephine Baker
1906-1975
From: France, United States: Missouri, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: cabaret singer, dancer, star

Sara Josephine Baker
1873-1945
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine, Sociology/Social Work

Angelica Balabanoff
1878-1965
From: Italy, Russia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics

Emily Greene Balch
1867-1961
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting

Maria Louise Baldwin
1856-1922
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights

Frances Balfour
1858-1930
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Margaret Ballinger
1894-1980
From: South Africa, United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Government and Politics

Joyce Banda
1950-
From: Malawi
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Government and Politics

Dicksie Bradley Bandy
1890-1971
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Philanthropy

Judi Bari
1949-1997
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Environment, Management and Labor Relations
Key Words/Phrases: Earth First! organizer, environmental activist, labor organizer

Emily Dunning Barringer
1876-1961
From: United States: Connecticut, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine, Human Rights

Clara Barton
1821-1912
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine

Anne Bashkiroff
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Joyce Baskins
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Daisy Gatson Bates
1914-1999
From: United States: Arkansas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting

Daisy May Bates
1859-1951
From: Australia, Ireland
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Anthropology, Exploration and Adventure, Journalism and Broadcasting

Lillian Kennedy Beam
From: United States: California, Ohio
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Lydia Becker
1827-1890
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting

Alva Belmont
1853-1933
From: United States: Alabama, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Annie Wood Besant
1847-1933
From: India, United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: activist, Theosophist

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

Ela Bhatt
1933-
From: India
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Law, Management and Labor Relations

Teresa Billington-Greig
1877-1964
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Clementina Black
1854-1922
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry, Management and Labor Relations

Nellie Peters Black
1851-1919
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy

Elizabeth Blackwell
1821-1910
From: United Kingdom, United States: New York, Ohio
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine

Amelia Jenks Bloomer
1818-1894
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Susan Blow
1843-1916
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Catherine Booth
1829-1890
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Religion

Myra Bradwell
1831-1894
From: United States: Illinois, Vermont
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Journalism and Broadcasting, Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, publisher, activist

Ruby Bridges
1954-
From: United States: Louisiana, Mississippi
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: first black child to attend a white school in New Orleans

(The Unsinkable) Molly Brown
1867-1932
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: Heroine in the rescue from the RMS Titanic

Clara Brown
1803-1885
From: United States: Colorado, Missouri, Virginia
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Olympia Brown
1835-1926
From: United States
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Religion

Yvonne Bryceland
1925-1992
From: South Africa, United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen

Pearl S. Buck
1892-1973
From: China, United States: Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: writer, the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize in Literature

Emma Bugbee
1888-1981
From: United States
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Journalism and Broadcasting

Lucy Burns
1879-1966
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics

General Eva Burrows
1929-
From: Australia, Zimbabwe
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy

Frances Mary Buss
1827-1894
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Josephine Butler
1828-1906
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Philanthropy

Helen Caldicott
From: Australia, United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Physics

Minna Canth
1844-1897
From: Finland
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry

Rosalynn Carter
1927-
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
1859-1947
From: United States: Iowa, Wisconsin
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Madame Chiang Kai-shek
1897-2003
From: China
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Lydia Maria Child
1802-1880
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Journalism and Broadcasting, Religion

Caroline Chisholm
1808-1877
From: Australia, United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Loretta Claiborne
1953-
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: Special Olympics

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

Frances Power Cobbe
1822-1904
From: Ireland, United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy

Selina Cooper
1864-1946
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Cicely Corbett
1885-1959
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education

Mairead Corrigan
1944-
From: Ireland
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Celina Cossa
From: Mozambique
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Agriculture and Horticulture

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

Prudence Crandall
1803-1890
From: United States: Connecticut, Rhode Island
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education

Marguerite d'Youville
1701-1771
From: Canada
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: a saint, founded the Order of Sisters of Charity of Montreal

Ann Armstrong Dailey
From: United States: Virginia
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Emily Davies
1830-1921
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education

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

Emily Davison
1872-1913
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Olympe de Gouge
1748-1793
From: France
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Dorothea Dix
1802-1887
From: United States: Illinois, Maine, New Jersey
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Elizabeth Hanford Dole
1936-
From: United States: North Carolina
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics

Rheta Dorr
1872-1948
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Journalism and Broadcasting

Marjory Stoneman Douglas
1890-1998
From: United States: Florida
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Environment, Journalism and Broadcasting

Katherine Dunham
1909-2006
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Anthropology, Stage and Screen

Barbara J. Easterling
From: United States: Ohio
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Marian Wright Edelman
1939-
From: United States: Mississippi, South Carolina, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Law

Elizabeth Edwards
1949-2010
From: United States: North Carolina, Tennessee
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Law
Key Words/Phrases: law, politics, John Edwards

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

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett
1847-1929
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: suffragist, feminist

Betty Ford
1918-2011
From: United States: California, Illinois, Michigan
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady, activist

Dian Fossey
1932-1985
From: Rwanda, United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Biology
Key Words/Phrases: primatologist, studied gorillas

Marion Sanger Frank
1875-1960
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: suffragist, voting rights for women

Elizabeth Freeman (Mum Bett)
c. 1742-1829
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: slavery, anti-slavery, activism, human rights, precedent

Elizabeth Fry
1780-1845
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Bertha Gilkey
1949-
From: United States: Arkansas, Missouri
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Emma Goldman
1869-1940
From: Canada, Lithuania, Russia, United Kingdom, United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: anarchist, women's rights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

k.d. lang
1961-
From: Canada
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, songwriter, activist

Julia Clifford Lathrop
1858-1932
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education
Key Words/Phrases: educator, social reformer

Rosa Luxemburg
1871-1919
From: Germany, Poland
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philosophy
Key Words/Phrases: political activist, philosopher, Marxist martyr

Wangari Muta Maathai
1940-
From: Kenya
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Environment, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: activist, Nobel Peace Prize

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

Agnes Campbell Macphail
1890-1954
From: Canada
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: legislator, first woman MP of Canada, activist

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
1936-
From: South Africa
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics

Ellen A. Martin
1847-1916
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, activist

Eleanor Marx
1855-1898
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Management and Labor Relations
Key Words/Phrases: daughter of Karl Marx, activist, translator

Hattie McDaniel
1895-1952
From: United States: California, Kansas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen

Mary McDowell
1854-1936
From: United States: Illinois, Ohio
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Management and Labor Relations

Golda Meir
1898-1978
From: Israel, Ukraine, United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Prime Minister

Rigoberta Menchu
1959-
From: Guatemala, Mexico
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Activist, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Gcina Mhlope
1959-
From: South Africa
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry

Lucretia Coffin Mott
1793-1880
From: United States: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: abolitionist, women's rights activist, Quaker

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

Joyce F. Mungherera
From: Uganda
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Pauli Murray
1910-1985
From: United States: Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Law, Religion

Sarojini Naidu
1879-1949
From: India
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: poet, activist, freedom fighter, governor

Queen Noor
1951-
From: Jordan, United States: Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Other
Key Words/Phrases: Queen of Jordan, activist

Mary Kenney O'Sullivan
1864-1943
From: United States: Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Management and Labor Relations

Molara Ogundipe-Leslie
From: Nigeria
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry

Chief Bisi Ogunleye
From: Nigeria
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance

Anita Bloom Ornoff
1921-2008
From: United States: Florida, New Jersey, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: soldier, veteran, activist

Edna Lee Paisano
1948-
From: United States: Idaho, Washington
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Sociology/Social Work
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. Census Bureau, activist

Adela Pankhurst
1885-1961
From: Australia, United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: activist

Christabel Pankhurst
1880-1958
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: activist, suffragette

Emmeline Pankhurst
1858-1928
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: activist, suffragette

Sylvia Pankhurst
1882-1960
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: activist, suffragette

Rosa Louise Parks
1913-2005
From: United States: Alabama, Michigan
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Lucy Parsons
1853-1942
From: United States: Illinois, Texas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Management and Labor Relations

Medha Patkar
1954-
From: India
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: activist

Ethel Payne
1911-1991
From: United States: Illinois, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Journalism and Broadcasting

Peace Pilgrim (Mildred Norman)
1908-1981
From: United States: New Jersey
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: activist, pacifist

Elizabeth Peratrovich
1911-1958
From: United States: Alaska
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Alaska civil rights activist

Gisella Perl
1907-1988
From: Hungary, Israel, Romania, United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: gynecologist, inmate concentration camp doctor

Eva (Evita) Peron
1919-1952
From: Argentina
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady of Argentina, activist

Helen C. Putnam
1857-
From: United States: Minnesota, Rhode Island
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: doctor, gynecologist

Amelia Stone Quinton
1833-1926
From: United States: New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: social activist, president of Women's National Indian Association

Bonnie Raitt
1949-
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: blues singer, songwriter, activist, philanthropist

Jeannette Rankin
1880-1973
From: United States: Montana, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Congresswoman, pacifist

Bernice Johnson Reagon
1942-
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, composer, scholar, activist, Sweet Honey in the Rock

Christina Ricci
1980-
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Adrienne Rich
1929-
From: United States: Maryland, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: poet, essayist, feminist

Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
1842-1911
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Chemistry, Education
Key Words/Phrases: chemist, home economist, instructor, MIT

Rachel Robinson
1922-
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Anita Roddick
1942-2007
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Human Rights, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: Founder of the Body Shop, activist, philanthropist

Pauline Roland
1805-1852
From: France
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: feminist, socialist

Eleanor Roosevelt
1884-1962
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady, author, writer, speaker, activist

Ernestine Louise Rose
1810-1892
From: Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: feminist, abolitionist, activist

Josephine Ruffin
1842-1924
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: editor, journalist, civil rights leader, activist

Jane Russell
1921-2011
From: United States: California, Minnesota
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: actress, activist

Nawal El Saadawi
1931-
From: Egypt
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine, Literature and Poetry

Florence Sabin
1871-1953
From: United States: Colorado
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine

Jehan Sadat
1933-
From: Egypt, United States: Maryland
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady of Egypt, peace activist

Ginetta Sagan
1925?-2000
From: Italy, United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Edith S. Sampson
1901-1979
From: United States: Illinois, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Law

Margaret Sanger
1879-1966
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Susan Sarandon
1946-
From: United States: New Jersey, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen

May Sayigh
1940-
From: France, Palestine
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry

Phyllis Schlafly
1924-
From: United States: Illinois, Missouri
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Law

Sophie Scholl
1921-1943
From: Germany
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Olive Schreiner
1855-1920
From: South Africa
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry

Felice N. Schwartz
1925?-1996
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance

June Scobee
From: United States
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Philanthropy

Clara Endicott Sears
1863-1960
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, History

Irena Sendler
1910-2008
From: Poland
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Saved many children of the Holocaust

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
1774-1821
From: United States: Maryland, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Philanthropy, Religion

Huda Shaarawi
1879-1947
From: Egypt
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights

Anna Howard Shaw
1847-1919
From: United Kingdom, United States: Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine, Human Rights, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: women's suffrage, minister, physician

Vandana Shiva
1952-
From: India
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Environment, Human Rights, Physics
Key Words/Phrases: activist, writer

Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver
1921-2009
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Sociology/Social Work
Key Words/Phrases: Special Olympics

Gayle Sierens
1954-
From: United States: Florida
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: news anchor, sports anchor, reporter

Mimi Silbert
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Sociology/Social Work
Key Words/Phrases: rehab, criminal justice

Miina Sillanpaa
1866-1952
From: Finland
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Journalism and Broadcasting, Management and Labor Relations
Key Words/Phrases: member of parliament, minister, journalist

Ruth Simpson (activist)
1926-2008
From: United States: New York, Ohio
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: activist, lesbian

Elizabeth Oakes Smith
1806-1893
From: United States: Maine, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: writer, novelist, poet, activist

Linda Smith
From: United States
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: activist

Linda Smith (politician)
1950-
From: United States: Colorado, Washington
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Sociology/Social Work
Key Words/Phrases: politician, Congresswoman, activist

Mary Louise Smith
1937-
From: United States: Alabama
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Preceded Rosa Parks in defying bus segregation

Princess Diana Spencer
1961-1997
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Other
Key Words/Phrases: activist, humanitarian

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney
1883-1971
From: United Kingdom, United States: Connecticut, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Architecture and Interior Design, Engineering, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: civil engineer, architect, activist, suffragist

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
1815-1902
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: abolitionist, women's movement, author of Declaration of Sentiments, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association

Galina V. Starovoitova
1946-1998
From: Russia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Anthropology, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: anthropologist, ethnographer, politician

Gloria Steinem
1934-
From: United States: New York, Ohio
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: feminist, journalist, activist

Maria Stewart
1803-1879
From: United States: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Religion

Lucy Stone
1818-1893
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: abolitionist, suffragist, activist

Sharon Stone
1958-
From: United States: California, New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, activist

Efua Theodora Sutherland
1924-1996
From: Ghana
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry

Aung San Suu Kyi
1945-
From: Myanmar
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Activist, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Deborah Szekely
From: United States: California, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: volunteer

Hannah Szenes
1921-1944
From: Hungary, Israel
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Military and Warfare

Henrietta Szold
1860-1945
From: Israel, United States: Maryland
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: activist, Zionist, founder of Hadassah

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

Mother Teresa of Calcutta
1910-1997
From: Albania, India
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: nun, founder of the Missionaries of Charity, and Nobel laureate

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

Sally B. Thornton
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy

Grace Wilbur Trout
1864-1955
From: United States: Florida, Illinois, Iowa
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Sojourner Truth
1797-1883
From: United States: Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Harriet Tubman
1820-1913
From: United States: Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: slave, abolitionist, Underground Railroad

Urvashi Vaid
1958-
From: India, United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Law

Amy Van Dyken
1973-
From: United States: Arizona, Colorado
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: swimming, swimmer

Mary Vaughn
From: United States
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Elfi von Dassanowsky
1924-2007
From: Austria, United States
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music, Stage and Screen

Bertha von Suttner
1843-1914
From: Austria
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: writer, novelist, activist, pacifist, Nobel Prize winner

Florence Wald
1917-2008
From: United States: Connecticut, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Lillian D. Wald
1867-1940
From: United States: New York, Ohio
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Sima Wali
From: Afghanistan
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Alice Walker
1944-
From: United States: California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry

Bree Walker
1953-
From: United States: California, Minnesota
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Journalism and Broadcasting

Mary Edwards Walker
1832-1919
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine, Human Rights

Nancy Ward
c.1738-1824
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics

Faye Wattleton
1943-
From: United States: Missouri, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Annie Dodge Wauneka
1910-1997
From: United States: Arizona
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: served on the Navajo Tribal Council, health activist, Medal of Freedom

Jean Webster
1876-1916
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry

Mary Brent Wehrli
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education

Fay Gillis Wells
1908-2002
From: United States: Minnesota, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Aviation and Space Exploration, Journalism and Broadcasting

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett
1862-1931
From: United States: Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting

Susanna Wesley
1669-1742
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Religion

Hilary M. Weston
1942-
From: Canada, Ireland
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Beauty and Fashion, Government and Politics, Philanthropy

Betty White
1922-
From: United States: California, Illinois
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, comedian

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard
1839-1898
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights

Betty Williams
1943-
From: Ireland
Fields: Activism and Social Service

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

Jody Williams
1950-
From: United States: Texas, Vermont
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education

Terry Tempest Williams
1955-
From: United States: Utah
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry

Frances Wright
1795-1852
From: United Kingdom, United States: Tennessee
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Sakena Yacoobi
From: Afghanistan
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning



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