There are and were so many amazing women in American history that it was hard to narrow it down to just 15! I’ve chosen the women in this poster pack to represent diversity, and because their actions made a difference in the lives of others, through their courage, determination, compassion, and strength of character.
Each color poster includes the key facts and achievements. These posters would be a great starting point for deeper research or just look great on a bulletin board. I’ve also included a word wall to support readers that may need it.
The posters are letter size and come as 1 per page and 2 per page formats.
This pack includes the following women:
•Rosa Parks – a civil rights activist
•Dolores Huerta – a labor, women’s, and civil rights activist
•Susan B. Anthony – an abolitionist and women’s activist
•Mary McCleod Bethune – an educator, civil and women’s rights activist
•Harriet Tubman – an abolitionist, nurse, and women’s rights activist
•Clara Barton – a nurse, women’s activist and founder of the American Red Cross
•Sojourner Truth – an abolitionist and women’s rights activist
•Patsy Takemoto Mink – a lawyer and politician who worked to make laws that gave equal rights and better treatment to women, children, soldiers, veterans, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders
•Zitkála-Šá – an activist for Native Americans whose actions led to Native Americans becoming citizens.
•Wilma Mankiller – first female chief of the Cherokee nation, an indigenous and women’s activist. (NB. Her family name was a traditional name given to warriors responsible for protecting their tribe.)
•Jane Addams – a social worker, civil rights and women’s activist
•Eleanor Roosevelt – First Lady, civil and human rights activist, United Nations Ambassador
•Helen Keller – a writer, educator and activist for people with disabilities
•Jovita Idár – a journalist, nurse, civil rights, and women’s rights activist
•Ida B. Wells – a journalist, civil and women’s rights activist
I hope your students enjoy learning about these heroines in American history.