(she shares my birthday - 30 Nov!) Delta Sigma Theta Soror Shirley Chisholm - "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress, a 1972 candidate for president, and a life long advocate for women's and civil rights.
Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, spent 18 years in the foster care system living through sexual abuse, failed adoptions, group homes and treatment centers, but she turned her difficult childhood into a platform to help others.
Wangari Maathai ) Kenyan-born environmentalist, pro-democracy activist and women’s rights campaigner. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to prevent conflict through protection of scarce resources.
American author and biochemist, a highly successful and prolific writer of science fiction and of science books for the layperson. He published about 500 volumes. Asimov was brought to the United States.