Below you will find the women in our Social Justice category along with a short bio and photo (if available). Please vote for your favorite in each group. There are two groups of two.
Sandra Day O’Connor
Sandra Day O’Connor was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1981 to 2006. She was the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. A moderate conservative, she was known for her dispassionate and meticulously researched opinions.
Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott; its success launched nationwide efforts to end racial segregation of public facilities. As a leader of the civil rights movement, Rosa Parks received many accolades during her lifetime, including the NAACP's highest award.
“If you educate a man you educate an individual
but if you educate a woman you educate a nation.”