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Mary McLeod Bethune (ca. 1910) One of the nation's prominent educators and civil rights leaders, Bethune's political career included appointments to the National Youth Administration by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and as a delegate to the founding conference of the United Nations by President Harry S. Truman. She established a school for girls in Daytona Beach that later became Bethune-Cookman College.
Ellen Swallow Richards - the foremost female industrial & environmental chemist in the 19th-century US, pioneering the field of home economics. She was the first woman admitted to MIT & its first female instructor; the first woman in the US accepted to any school of science or Technology, & the first American woman with a degree in chemistry.