It always amazes me how many empowered women in history I discover each month. (Thank you Google.) April is no different.
Here are a few of the women in history who have made a difference in changing how women are viewed.
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Florence A. Blanchfield, U.S. Army Colonel and superintendent of the Army Nursing Corps from 1943 to 1947.
Wangari Maathai, Nobel Prize-winning Kenyan political and environmental activist.
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Emmylou Harris, singer-songwriter and 13-time Grammy winner.
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Jane Goodall, legendary primatologist
Maya Angelou, acclaimed poet and civil rights activist.
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Dolores Huerta, labor leader, civil rights activist and, along with Cesar Chavez, co-founder of United Farm Workers.
To see more movers and shakers born in April, go to 50 Badass Women Born in April.