Historical Women from Philly
31 Historical Women from Philly
2023 Women’s History Month
Author: DeAnn M. Cox, MileStone Academy
Trailblazing women and girls have been pivotal in Philadelphia’s history since its founding. Their sacrifices, hard work, and vision helped make the city what it is today.
Women’s history makers and heroines such as Harriet Tubman, Betsy Ross, and Lucretia Mott have ties to Philly and its oldest sites.
The city’s public art celebrates the achievements of more recent powerhouses like Patti LaBelle and Sonia Sanchez.
Throughout the Philly region, museums, statues, and buildings pay homage to Philly history’s most notable and game-changing women.
As you explore this MileStone Academy article, you will learn about 31 trailblazing women who have helped shape the nation’s direction during critical times.
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