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Janet Harmon Bragg (1907-1993) Nurse; first Black woman to earn a commercial pilot license
Lena McLin (Born 1928) Music teacher and composer; ”the woman who launched a thousand careers”
Maria Mangual (1944 -2007) Activist and organizer; founder of Mujeres Latinas en Acción
Mae Jemison (Born 1956) Physician; Peace Corps volunteer; first Black female astronaut in space
Sonia Silva (Born 1950) Social worker; first Latina elected to the Illinois House of Representatives
Carmen Velásquez (Born 1940) Social worker; bilingual consultant; co-founder of Alivio Medical Center
Maria Marszewski (Born 1937) Beautician; real estate agent; owner of Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar
Koko Taylor (1928-2009) “The Queen of the Blues” and Blues Hall of Fame inductee
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