Elizabeth Van Lew oversaw an effective and significant Union spy network during the Civil War.
Appointed a captain in the Confederate army, Sally Tompkins managed a hospital in Richmond during the Civil War.
Seamstress Elizabeth Keckly bought her freedom and later served as dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln at the White House.
Social reformer Rosa Dixon Bowser was an advocate for civil rights and educational opportunities for African Americans.
A nationally known painter, Theresa Pollak was the founding faculty member of the School of Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell's belief in the value of education and the power of public broadcasting led her to help create the successful public…
Thomasina E. Jordan, also known as "Red Hawk Woman," was a passionate advocate for American Indians throughout her life.
As First Lady of the United States, Edith Wilson was Woodrow Wilson's trusted confidant.