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Video thumbnail: American Masters The First American Indian Doctor

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The First American Indian Doctor

Susan La Flesche Picotte became the first American Indian woman doctor.

The First American Indian Doctor

Video thumbnail: American Masters Annie Smith Peck: Record-Breaking Mountaineer

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Annie Smith Peck: Record-Breaking Mountaineer

She was a record-breaking mountaineer, educator and suffragist.

Annie Smith Peck: Record-Breaking Mountaineer

Video thumbnail: American Masters Gladys Bentley: Gender-Bending Performer and Musician

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Gladys Bentley: Gender-Bending Performer and Musician

Gladys Bentley was a musical sensation and gender identity pioneer.

Gladys Bentley: Gender-Bending Performer and Musician

Video thumbnail: American Masters The First American-Born Chinese Woman Doctor

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The First American-Born Chinese Woman Doctor

Margaret Chung became the first American-born Chinese woman doctor in 1916.

The First American-Born Chinese Woman Doctor

Video thumbnail: American Masters She was a leader of the American labor movement

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She was a leader of the American labor movement

Rose Schneiderman was a pioneering labor organizer and suffragist.

She was a leader of the American labor movement

Video thumbnail: American Masters She was the first Chinese American woman to vote in the U.S.

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She was the first Chinese American woman to vote in the U.S.

Tye Leung Schulze was the first Chinese American woman to vote in a U.S. election.

She was the first Chinese American woman to vote in the U.S.

Video thumbnail: American Masters This Astronomer Discovered Over 300 Stars During Her Career

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This Astronomer Discovered Over 300 Stars During Her Career

Williamina Fleming went from doing domestic work to becoming a trailblazing astronomer.

This Astronomer Discovered Over 300 Stars During Her Career

Video thumbnail: American Masters She was an American Cinema Pioneer

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She was an American Cinema Pioneer

Lois Weber was an early film pioneer and one of the first directors to own a film studio.

She was an American Cinema Pioneer

Video thumbnail: American Masters The First Woman to Lead Arctic Expeditions

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The First Woman to Lead Arctic Expeditions

Louise Arner Boyd was the first American woman to lead arctic expeditions.

The First Woman to Lead Arctic Expeditions

Video thumbnail: American Masters Meta Warrick Fuller: Trailblazing African American Sculptor

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Meta Warrick Fuller: Trailblazing African American Sculptor

Meta Warrick Fuller celebrated African American cultural identity through her artwork.

Meta Warrick Fuller: Trailblazing African American Sculptor

Video thumbnail: American Masters Anna May Wong: The first Asian American Movie Star

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Anna May Wong: The first Asian American Movie Star

Anna May Wong spent her acting career resisting racism and typecasting in Hollywood.

Anna May Wong: The first Asian American Movie Star

Video thumbnail: American Masters Ynés Mexía: Mexican-American Botanist and Adventurer

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Ynés Mexía: Mexican-American Botanist and Adventurer

Ynés Mexía became one of the most accomplished plant collectors of her time.

Ynés Mexía: Mexican-American Botanist and Adventurer

Video thumbnail: American Masters Lillian Gilbreth: Pioneering Inventor

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Lillian Gilbreth: Pioneering Inventor

Lillian Gilbreth was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Lillian Gilbreth: Pioneering Inventor

Video thumbnail: American Masters Maggie Lena Walker: Civil Rights Activist and Entrepreneur

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Maggie Lena Walker: Civil Rights Activist and Entrepreneur

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African-American woman bank founder and president.

Maggie Lena Walker: Civil Rights Activist and Entrepreneur

Video thumbnail: American Masters Grace Abbott: Social Work Pioneer

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Grace Abbott: Social Work Pioneer

Grace Abbott spent her life fighting for the rights of women, children and immigrants.

Grace Abbott: Social Work Pioneer

Video thumbnail: American Masters Aviator Bessie Coleman

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Aviator Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman was the first African American woman aviator.

Aviator Bessie Coleman