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Phillis Wheatley, First Black Poet

Phillis Wheatley, First Black Poet

Frontispiece to her book, this engraving depicts Phillis Wheatley penning a poem. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division. “Her poems provide a window into Black girls’ culture, slavery, and the emergence of abolitionism...

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Judith Sargent Murray, Freedom Writer

Judith Sargent Murray, Freedom Writer

Portrait of Judith Sargent Murray by John Singleton Copley, Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection via Wikipedia. Judith Sargent Stevens Murray is prominently remembered for her essays and journalistic comments on women’s rights. Her works...

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Agent 355, Unknown Heroine

Agent 355, Unknown Heroine

 1790 portrait of Major Benjamin Tallmadge with his son William, via Wikipedia. Agent 355 was a special code name during the American Revolution for an unknown female spy. Although there are well-known spies, Agent 355 was part of the Culper Ring spy network, a Long...

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Sally St Clair, Disguised Heroine

Sally St Clair, Disguised Heroine

Sally St Clair, the fallen maiden, via Wikipedia. Sally St. Clair (or St. Clare) was an American woman who disguised herself as a man and joined the Continental Army, as a South Carolina Regiment member. She marched and fought alongside men, and most likely also...

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Elizabeth Freeman, Freedom for All

Elizabeth Freeman, Freedom for All

Portrait of Elizabeth Freeman, better known as ‘Mumbett’, via Wikipedia. Elizabeth Freeman, better known as ‘Mumbett’ or ‘Bett’ was born a slave and remained as one for nearly thirty years before she successfully sued for her freedom. The 1781, Brom & Bett v. J....

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Sally New River, Catawba Heroine

Sally New River, Catawba Heroine

The Catawba Tribe in 1913, nearly 100 years after the death of Sally New River, via WikiCommons. The American Revolution occurred between the mid-1760s and 1791, meaning that for years people living within the colonies had trouble understanding what direction their...

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Mammy Kate, Enslaved Heroine

Mammy Kate, Enslaved Heroine

Fort Augusta, Pennsylvania; the fort that Mammy Kate rescued Steven Heard from, via Wikipedia. The lives of enslaved people, especially women, in United States history have often been intentionally erased by their enslavers to suppress their culture and their...

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Nancy Hart, Markswoman

Nancy Hart, Markswoman

Nancy Hart depicted in a 1865 book, via Wikipedia. Nancy Hart was born in 1735 as Ann Morgan Hart, but she is referred to as Nancy. While much of her early life is unknown, in the American Revolution, Nancy Hart was one of the most notorious spies and rebels. She was...

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Betty Zane, Frontier Heroine

Betty Zane, Frontier Heroine

Betty Zane passing her retrieved supply of gunpowder to the Fort Henry defenders, via Wikipedia. Imagine running through an open fire of gunshots, clutching onto the supply of gunpowder in your hands for your dear life. Your clothes are pierced, but you are...

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Mary Catherine Goddard, Revolutionary Newswoman

Mary Catherine Goddard, Revolutionary Newswoman

A print of the Declaration of Independence made and distributed by Mary Goddard, stamped with her name at the bottom, via WikiCommons. For decades, magazines and newspapers have promoted some incredible changes across the world. Just like today, a few words on a small...

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