Collection: Teachers >
Sutematsu OyamaThe first Japanese woman to go to college didn't have a choice. But the experience changed her - and she changed Japan in return.
HypatiaThe first female mathematician in recorded history, and one of the luminaries of the ancient world - but her grisly death at the hands of a mob was only the start of her troubles.
Funmilayo Ransome-KutiThrough years of unrelenting protest, this Nigerian teacher felled a king, won women the right to vote, and taught all of Africa how to protest.
Collection: Activists >
Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones)This leader of the labor movement suffered imprisonment, defamation, and untold misery to battle against forces that most of us just take for granted.
The Mirabal SistersWhen a cruel dictator ruined this Dominican Republic family, these sisters gave their lives to end his.
Fannie Lou HamerThis uneducated, impoverished activist suffered unbelievable abuse in her journey to be able to vote -- but that did not stop her.
Collection: Jews >