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The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was presented the first “Eleanor Roosevelt Woman of Courage Award” by the Wonder Woman Foundation on this date November 14, 1984.’

Daisy Bates – civil rights activist, publisher, journalist. In 1957, she helped nine African American students to become the first to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, who became known as the Little Rock Nine. She and her husband also started the Arkansas State Press - a voice for civil rights even before the nationally recognised movement had emerged.