Today is International Women’s Day! Here are few of our own amazing women who’ve have graced the world with their talents and have inspired so many.

International Women’s Day was originally published on BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM

1. Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas

Gymnast Gabby Douglas has inspired many with her beautiful and poised floor routines. She inspired many at the Olympics with her talent.

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

2. Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland

Ballerina Misty Copeland fought against the odds that said she couldn’t be a ballerina only to become the principal dancer at her company. She inspires both little girls and women to fight for what you want no matter what people say.

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3. Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

This famous African-American abolitionist is known for her work fighting for Black people and women’s rights in the 1800’s. She’s also famous for her speech, “Ain’t I A Women?”

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4. Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Besides loving her for Michelle Obama for being Michelle Obama, her intelligence, poise and love for people has helped bring the country through hard times and has insopired millions of young girls to strive for greatness. (AP)

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5. Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

American Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks is famous for her refusal to get up from her seat when a white man insisted. Her act sparked the revoultion of the Civil Rights Movement and paved the way to equality.

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6. Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

Singer Billie Holiday also known as the “The Lady Of Blues” filled the music world with her beautifully expressive jazz music. Her music and voice helped defined the era of jazz.

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7. Wangari Maathai

This pro-democracy and environmentalist from Kenya paved the way for women’s rights in her country.

8. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey started a revolution using her style through “The Oprah Winfrey” show that became and empire that seeks to help others and grow.

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9. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was revered for her wat with words in her poetry and her love for life. Before she was known for her poetry, she used to be a singer and dancer in Europe.

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10. Zora Neale Houston

Zora Neale Houston is famous for her powerful literature that helped build the Harlem Renissance in the 1920’s. She wrote short stories and essays about African-American folklore. Her most famous work is the book “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”

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