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Can-Do Women: Role Models for Young Girls – Photo Gallery

Actresses, musicians and celebs grab headlines. But role models? Not always. Here are 10 positive female figures – historic and modern – sure to inspire your little Rosie The Riveter.

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Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist in the African American Civil Rights Movement. Parks famously refused to give up her bus seat to a white person in the racially segregated Alabama in 1955. She lived and died here in Detroit (you can visit the bus she made her stand on at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn!).

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