Empowered Women in History – April

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.

April 01, 1884COURTESY: THE ARMY NURSE CORPS ASSOCIATION
Florence A. Blanchfield, U.S. Army Colonel and superintendent of the Army Nursing Corps from 1943 to 1947.

April 01, 1940COURTESY: TED
Wangari Maathai, Nobel Prize-winning Kenyan political and environmental activist.

April 02, 1947COURTESY: WORLD GOLF TOUR
Emmylou Harris, singer-songwriter and 13-time Grammy winner.

April 03, 1934© KARL AMMANN/CORBIS
Jane Goodall, legendary primatologist

April 04, 1928COURTESY: BET
Maya Angelou, acclaimed poet and civil rights activist.

April 10, 1930COURTESY: WALTER P. REUTHER LIBRARY
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.

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