10 Female Revolutionaries That You Probably Didn’t Learn About In History class


From Kathleen Harris at FilmsForAction.org, “Despite misconceptions, there are tons of women that have participated in revolutions throughout history, with many of them playing crucial roles. They may come from different points on the political spectrum, with some armed with weapons and some armed with nothing but a pen, but all fought hard for something that they believed in.”

It’s International Women’s Day, and here is a list of ten you may not know:

  1. Nadezhda Krupskaya
  2. Constance Markievicz
  3. Petra Herrera
  4. Nwanyeruwa
  5. Lakshmi Sehgal
  6. Sophie Scholl
  7. Blanca Canales
  8. Celia Sanchez
  9. Kathleen Neal Cleaver
  10. Asmaa Mahfouz