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Maggie Lena Walker (1864-1934) 1st African-American female to charter US bank/Pres.

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Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) Entrepreneur and 1st female self-made millionaire

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Sarah Rector (1902-1967) African-Native American (Creek) land owner, millionaire

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Addie L. Wyatt (1924-2012) Leader in the US Labor movement; civil rights activist

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23. Kamala Devi Harris (1964- ) Attorney, 49th US vice president; first female VP and highest-ranking female official in U.S. history; first African American and first Asian American vice president.

22. Claudette Colvin (1939- ) Arrested at age 15, prior to Rosa Parks, for attempting to integrate Montgomery bus; plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle to end segregation in Alabama

21. Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) Author, activist and wife of Dr. ML King Jr.

20. Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) American politician, educator and author

19. Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) Voting and women’s rights activist

18. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (1913-2005) Civil rights activist with pivotal role in Montgomery boycott