Kid President’s History of Awesome Girls rap (watch here) has been making the rounds of the internet and classrooms and even beyond. Many have asked and we wanted to take a moment to share little about each woman mentioned in the video. While, obviously, we couldn’t include everyone woman who has made history in our video we wanted to at least get as many as we could. Here’s a few!

Susan B. Anthony -  suffragist, abolitionist, author, and speaker
Gwendolyn Brooks - American poet and teacher, first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize
Anne Frank - young author of memoir that helped provide commentary for the terrors of war and its impact on human beings
Frida Kahlo - Mexican painter well known for her self-portraits
Ruby Bridges - American activist known for being the first black child to attend an all white elementary school in Louisiana
Jackie O - First Lady to 35th President of the United States, JFK. Fashion icon. Book editor. Preservationist.
Juliette Gordon Low - founder of Girls Scouts of the USA
Harriet Beecher Stowe - American abolitionist and author. Best known for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Sally Ride - First American woman in space. Physicist and astronaut.
Mary Bowser - Freed slave who worked as a Union spy during the Civil War
Maya Lin - Designer and artist known for sculpture and landscape art. Designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at age 21.
Tina Fey - First female head writer of NBC’s Saturday Night Live
Mother Teresa - founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, dedicated to helping the poor
Dorothy Day - American journalist and social activist
Rachel Carson - marine bioligist, conservationist, author
Julia Child - chef, author, and television personality
Serena Williams - professional tennis player. Winner of 4 Olympic gold medals
Nellie Bly - Industrialist, inventor, and charity worker who traveled the world in a record-breaking 72 days
Jane Goodall - British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace
Rosa Parks - African-American Civil Rights activist arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus
Helen Keller - first person having deafblindnes to earn a bachelor of arts degree
Malala Yousafzai - Pakistani activist for female education and youngest-ever Novel Prize laureate
Maya Angelou - author, poet, actress, and civil rights activist
Eleanor Roosevelt - American politician, diplomat and activist, longest-serving First Lady of the United States
Beverly Cleary - prolific author of children’s literature including many beloved books featuring Ramona Quimby and Ralph S. Mouse
Sandra Day O’Connor - first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States
Lady Bird Johnson - recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, First Lady of the United States (1963-69)
Ruth Muskrat Bronson - Native American educator and cultural activist
Rosalind Franklin - English chemist and X-ray crystallographer notable for work in contributions to understanding molecular structure of DNA, RNA, coal, graphite and viruses.
Harriet Tubman - African-American abolitionist and humanitarian. Served as Union Spy during Civil War
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn - labor leader, activist and feminist who was founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union
Stacy Allison - first American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest
Amelia Earhart - First female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

This is just Part 1! In the next post we’ll share more about some of the others featured in the video including links with how you can get involved and help them as they work to make the world more awesome!