March 8 is celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day, a day to highlight women’s achievements throughout history. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.
In honor of this day, here are seven American women who have shaped history. I’m sure you’ll have many more suggestions, so feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.
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Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross, 1820 – 1913) was an African-American abolitionist and humanitarian during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, she made 13 missions to rescue more than 70 slaves.
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