These 32 people fought for the right to be heard

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1. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

2. Suffragist Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

3. Labor leader Dolores Huerta

4. Politician and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams

5. Abolitionist, suffragist Lucretia Mott

6. Educator, civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell

7. Suffragist Therese A. Jenkins

8. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

9. Hawaiian suffragist Wilhelmina Kekelaokalaninui Widemann Dowsett

10. Congresswoman Sharice Davids

11. Congresswoman Patsy Mink

12. Suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt

13. Civil rights activist Diane Nash

14. Journalist, civil rights activist Ida B. Wells

15. Labor organizer Ai-jen Poo

16. Virginia delegate Danica Roem

17. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

18. Educator, suffragist Milagros Benet de Newton

19. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

20. Abolitionist, suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton

21. Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin

22. Youth activist Edna Chavez

23. Historian, writer Paula Giddings

24. Abolitionist, activist Sojourner Truth

25. Indian rights activist Zitkala-Sa

26. Suffragist Virginia Minor

27. Suffragist Mabel Ping-Hua Lee

28. Activist Mary McLeod Bethune

29. Abolitionist, suffragist Frederick Douglass

30. Feminist Gloria Steinem

31. Suffragist Alice Paul

32. Suffragist Susan B. Anthony

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