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Women's History

Women's history

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to earn a medical degree in the U.S. in 1849. In 1857 she opened the New York Infirmary for Women and Children with the intent of providing positions for women physicians.
In 1968 Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman in Congress. In 1972 she became the first woman and first African American to see the presidential nomination from a major political party. 
Soledad O'Brien is a broadcast journalist and she founded Starfish Media Group in 2013. She is recognized for fighting for social change and telling underreported stories.

Women leaders