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Elizabeth Holtzman

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Lawyer and politician Elizabeth Holtzman.

Courtesy of The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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Lawyer and politician Elizabeth Holtzman.

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Libby Holman, July 9, 1932

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Libby Holman, July 9, 1932.
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Libby Holman, July 9, 1932.


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Libby Holman, July 9, 1932, cropped

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Libby Holman in July 9, 1932.
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Libby Holman in July 9, 1932.

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Andrea Dworkin, 1988

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Poet, writer, and activist Andrea Dworkin on After Dark in 1988.

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Poet, writer, and activist Andrea Dworkin on After Dark in 1988.

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Stosh Cotler

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Stosh Cotler, CEO and radical social activist.
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Stosh Cotler, CEO and radical social activist.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal has garnered critical acclaim for her performance in difficult roles in 2002’s Secretary, 2009’s Crazy Heart, and 2014’s The Honourable Woman.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, March 7, 2010

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Maggie Gyllenhaal arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, nominated for supporting actress for "Crazy Heart," March 7, 2010.
Photograph by Sgt. Michael Connors, courtesy of the U.S. Army.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, nominated for supporting actress for "Crazy Heart," March 7, 2010.


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Katya Gibel Mevorach

In her most famous book, Black, Jewish and Interracial: It’s Not the Color of Your Skin but the Race of Your Kin and Other Myths of Identity, anthropologist Katya Gibel Mevorach (nee Azoulay) explored identity politics, “passing” as white, and other social constructs of race.

Lani Guinier

Lani Guinier’s groundbreaking work in law and civil rights theory led to her becoming the first woman of color granted tenure at Harvard Law School.

Carolyn Goodman

As a psychologist, Carolyn Goodman created early intervention programs for at-risk families, but when her son, Andrew Goodman, was killed during Freedom Summer, she became a powerful civil rights activist.

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