is an intern at The Root and senior journalism major at Howard University.

Maxine Waters

Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

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Abolitionist and poet.

Sojourner Truth

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Abolitionist and women's rights activist.

Harriet Tubman

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Abolitionist and commander of the Underground Railroad.

Michelle Obama

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Lawyer and first lady of the United States of America.

Donna Brazile

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Political analyst affiliated with the Democratic Party.

Shirley Chisholm

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Former congresswoman representing New York's 12th district for seven terms and the first major-party black candidate to run for president of the United States.

Barbara Jordan

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Congresswoman in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1937 to 1979.

Kathleen Cleaver

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Law professor and activist.

Angela Davis

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Political activist and college professor.

Katie Hall

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Served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana from 1982 to 1985.

Cardiss Collins

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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (Illinois) from 1973 to 1997.

Carrie Meek

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Former member of the Florida House of Representatives and U.S. House of Representatives.

Carol Moseley Braun

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Represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate from 1993 to 1999.

Ayanna Pressley

Boston politician.

Karen Bass

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Former speaker of the California State Assembly.

Diane Watson

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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 33rd Congressional District.

Donna Edwards

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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland's 4th Congressional District.

Yvette Clarke

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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 11th congressional district.

Kamala Harris

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First woman elected as the San Francisco district attorney, currently running for attorney general for California.

Terri Sewell

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Public finance attorney and candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama's 7th congressional district.

Angela McGlowan

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Fox News political analyst and activist.

Martha Coakley

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Attorney general of Massachusetts.

Sarah Palin

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Former governor of Alaska and former vice presidential candidate.

Hillary Clinton

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Secretary of State and former U.S. presidential candidate.