Collection: Activists >
Fannie Lou HamerThis uneducated, impoverished activist suffered unbelievable abuse in her journey to be able to vote -- but that did not stop her.
Sojourner TruthWhen her kid was stolen from her, this ex-slave successfully sued to get him back; she then went on to become a forceful speaker for abolition across the United States.
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.
Collection: Disabilities >
Virginia HallThis "most dangerous of all spies" staged daring mountaintop escapes, prison breaks, and railway bombings -- all on her trusty wooden leg, codenamed "Cuthbert."
PentaWhen her brother of this fairytale princess decided to marry her, she warded him off by cutting off her own hands. Then she gave birth to a dog. It got weirder after that.
AmanirenasWhen Rome set its eyes on her country, this one-eyed queen fought them tooth and nail, until they left her alone.
Collection: LGBT Figures >