Marsha P. Johnson
Godmother of the Trans Civil Rights Movement
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Champion weightlifter, suffragette, mom - this "Lady Hercules" did it all.
This audacious black gangster fought the Italian mob for control of Harlem and won, taunting them in full-page newspaper ads as she went.
Loud, proud, uncompromising: this bold politician helped bring about Title IX, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Equal Rights Amendment - as well as much more.
Rose from poverty to become a respected journalist who raced Nellie Bly around the world.
To warn against the incoming British, this teen girl staged her own midnight ride - far longer and more dangerous than Paul Revere's.
Daring journalist who infiltrated insane asylums, exposed slavery rings, and raced around the world in under 80 days.
First her father died. Then her sons. Then her husband. Pregnant, saddled with debt, a failing company, and an overbearing mother, Rebecca Lukens rolled up her sleeves and showed the world what she was made of: iron.
This astronomer threw off all the social conventions of her day to pursue her one true calling: the stars.
This uneducated rebel preacher upstaged New England magistrates so much that they founded Harvard University in part to prevent women like her from gaining power.
This cheery godmother of trans civil rights masked a dark past of abuse.