Famous People Who Died on September 10
Educator, Philosopher, Scholar, Women's Rights Activist, Journalist / 1759 - 1797
Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer who advocated for women's equality. Her book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman pressed for educational reforms.
Civil Rights Activist, Entrepreneur, Religious Leader / 1880 - 1965
Father Divine was a prominent African-American religious leader of the 1930s who founded the Peace Mission, an important precursor of the Civil Rights Movement.
Animal Rights Activist, Entrepreneur / 1942 - 2007Dame Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop cosmetics chain which banned animal testing in its products and promoted various social and environmental causes.
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profile name: Mary Wollstonecraft profile occupation: Educator, Philosopher, Scholar, Women's Rights Activist, Journalist
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profile name: Jane Wyman profile occupation: Actress
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profile name: Thomas Gallaudet profile occupation: Educator
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profile name: Huey Long profile occupation: Lawyer, Governor, U.S. Representative
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profile name: Father Divine profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Entrepreneur, Religious Leader
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profile name: Anita Roddick profile occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Entrepreneur
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