Harriet Ross Tubman, 1911. In my opinion one the most interesting women in the world, past or present. Its difficult to summarize her bio in 500 characters. She was an adventurer, humanitarian, reformer, spy & hero. The links give an account of her life & accomplishments. I chose this image because it fits her other name, "Moses". http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/0history/hwny-tubman.html, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html.
Madame Walker: Born Sarah Breedlove on December 23,1867 on a LA plantation,a daughter of former slaves (who was orphaned at age seven and worked in the cotton fields as a child) transformed herself from farm laborer and laundress into one of he 20th century's most successful, self-made entrepreneurs.Walker made most of her fortune between 1911 and 1917 making Madam C.J. Walker the 1st Afri. Amer. woman to become a millionaire. She lived in a mansion near the Rockefellers. Biddy Craft