I have to give credit to NMG magazine for the start of this idea. The other credit is for a book called Rad American Women A-Z. It says in this months NMG edition in music herstory that men with minor roles get credit in the press as the "geniuses". Well here's two women who never got enough credit.
Her name is Ella Baker and she worked with both Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. She learned about racism and slavery in America at a young age from her Grandmother, who was born into slavery. She heard stories from her Grandmother, about how she was whipped when she refused to marry the man that her master chose. Ella thought of her grandmother as a role model. Later Ella was a key part of the civil rights movement.
Isodora Duncan was innovative and rebellious she took ballet, but decided to make up her own style of dance. her style was free flowing and smooth and her costumes likewise. To earn money for her divorced family she and her sister taught dance classes to the children in the neighborhood Isodora grew up in. Isodora's style of dance became more and more popular, but Isodoras dreams were bigger than that. Isodora and her family moved to Chicago and then New York. At a young age Isodora performed on many a stage. Some people loved her free spirited dancing and flowing costumes. Others weren't used to female dancers that weren't ballerinas. Later she traveled across Europe and danced. Once her fame spread, she opened many dancing schools where she taught girls to dance with their hearts.
Send me YOUR women who don't get enough credit in the comments!