Looking for an inspiring Halloween costume for your virtual or socially-distanced celebrations this year? Look no further than the National Women’s History Museum, which has compiled a list of iconic American trailblazers you can look to for inspiration.
The list includes:
- Tabitha Babbitt, an inventor who created the circular saw;
- Mary Bowser, a freed slave who served as an invaluable spy for the Union during the Civil War;
- Gerty Theresa Cori, the first woman in America to win a Nobel Prize in science;
- Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic;
- Jovita Idar, a Mexican American activist and journalist;
- Estée Lauder, founder of the cosmetics company that bears her name;
- Rosa Parks, who inspired the civil rights movement by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person;
- Sacagawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark in exploring the Louisiana Territory;
- Deborah Sampson, a solider who dressed as a man so she could fight in the Continental Army;
- Anna May Wong, the first Asian American movie star.
Presented in partnership with the National Women’s History Museum.