Seven Who Insisted on Better Futures

Captain Brenda Berkman  (1951- )

21. Brenda Berkman

Survivor of the First Responders

Click to see and hear Cpt. Berkman read her words


Nellie Bly  (1867-1922)

   15. Nellie Bly

Recorder of Injustice

Click to see and hear Toni Reinhold read Bly’s words


Emma Bugbee  (1888-1981)

18. Emma Bugbee

Walker with the Suffragists

Click to see and hear Anna Quindlen read Bugbee’s words


Louise Nevelson  (1899-1988)

    20. Louise Nevelson

Sculptor of Ambition

Click to see and hear Grace Glueck read Nevelson’s words


Frances Perkins  (1880-1965)

17. Frances Perkins

Protector of Workers

Click to hear Kirstin Downey read Perkins’ words


Margaret Sanger  (1879-1966)

 19. Margaret Sanger

Healer of Women’s Bodies

Click to see and hear Gloria Steinem reading Sanger’s words


Ida B. Wells  (1862-1931)

16. Ida B. Wells

Documenter of Lynching

Click to see and hear Carol Jenkins read Wells’ words

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