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Pioneers & Innovators

Helen Keller

We really like Keller’s willingness to learn and do things even though she was blind and deaf. Keller was also the first deaf and blind person to ever earn a college degree.

Noah Webster

Noah Webster was an American lexicographer, text pioneer, spelling reformer, political writer, editor and profile author. He wrote an American dictionary of the English language. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education." For all of his contributions to the English language, we have selected him for inclusion in this exhibit.

Sacagawea

We chose Sacagawea because of her determination and bravery when she guided Lewis and Clark on their exploration to the western united states between 1804 and 1806. Sacagawea traveled with Lewis and Clark from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean, on foot, something that we most could never dream of doing. Even the National American woman suffrage association adopted her as a symbol of woman’s worth and independence. Sacagawea has helped form American history, and showed that woman are as equally brave and determined as any man would be.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman made her mark on American history as a conductor on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War. Tubman helped over 300 slaves find their way to freedom. We admire Harriet Tubman because she was wiling to risk her own life to help other people.

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Scott 1744, Harriet Tubman