10 Influential Women Throughout History ...

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Influential Women are known for many things. Some are athletes, some are doctors, some are politicians. They are mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, and friends. There have been scores of influential women throughout history and the sad thing is that they are rarely as recognized as their male counterparts. However, their contributions are enormously important, and I don't think I'd be exaggerating to say that they still resonate today. I've compiled a list of 10 influential women, and I greatly look forward to hearing your opinions and additions as well!

1. Harriet Tubman

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Without question, Harriet Tubman is one of the most influential women the world has ever known.

She was born in 1821, into slavery, and experienced an extremely difficult life, one filled with tragedies that lasted even when she married John Tubman, a free man.

She fought hard against her unfair station in life and ran away from her master and his home in 1849.

With the help of the Underground Railroad, she headed north – and forthwith began doing the same for other slaves seeking freedom.

At different times there were significant bounties on her head, because in addition to her work on the Railroad, she worked as a nurse as well as a scout and a spy for the Union Army.

Civil rights as we know it could never have occurred without her contributions.

Mary Wollstonecraft
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