50 Underrated Women You Never Learned About In History Class

50 Underrated Women You Never Learned About In History Class

Ask Reddit wants you to know about these underrated women from history.

16. Elizabeth Fry. She was a social reformer often been referred to as the “angel of prisons” – she was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane.

17. Susan Rogers. She was Prince’s sound engineer at a time where there were literally NO female engineers.

18. Stephanie Hayden. She made the Oroville Hope Center with her husband and they have helped hundreds of thousands of homeless people get food and water with only her, her husband and her kids with about 5 other people helping at first. Even on regular days they have about 12 people running the warehouse a day and everyone respects her. (Im her son)

19. Rosa Parks. Obviously everyone knows about the whole bus incident, but her family had a long history of standing up against white racism and she was involved with the civil rights movement prior to the bus boycott. But her entire life is now distilled to “tired old lady didn’t want to give up seat on bus, started civil rights movement. K thx MLK.”

20. Elizabeth Schuyler/Hamilton. She was Alexander Hamilton’s wife and stayed with him after he had an affair. After Alexander died she raised money for the Washington monument and established an orphanage.

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