March 8 is International Women’s Day. Try to match these women in history with the things they accomplished!

1. I was a poet and, in 1950, was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize.

2. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, I was an American labor organizer who worked on issues of poverty and unemployment.

3. I was an advocate for human rights and was on the committee that drafted the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

4. A pianist and singer, I composed more than 500 songs and was also part of the civil rights movement.

5. In 1965 I became the first woman of color elected to Congress.


a. Lucy Parsons

PHOTO: public domain
PHOTO: public domain

b. Patsy Mink

PHOTO: public domain
PHOTO: public domain

c. Gwendolyn Brooks

PHOTO: MDC archives
PHOTO: MDC archives

d. Eleanor Roosevelt

PHOTO: public domain
PHOTO: public domain

e. Nina Simone

PHOTO: Roland Godefroy
PHOTO: Roland Godefroy

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Answers: 1C, 2A, 3D, 4E, 5B



See also:
International Women’s Day
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