Block 35 is named after Maggie Lena Walker (1864-1934). Maggie was an African-American teacher and businesswoman, and the first female bank owner in the USA.
Block 34 is named after Harriet Tubman (1822-1913). Harriet was an African-American abolitionist and political activist.
Block 33 is named after Wilhelmina “Minnie” Vautrin (1886-1941). Minnie was an American missionary who cared for and protected refugees during the Nanking Massacre.
Block 32 is named after Zaynab Al-Ghazali (1917-2005). Zaynab was an Egyptian activist and founder of the Muslim Women’s Association.
Block 31 is named after MumBet (Elizabeth Freeman) (c.1744-1829). MumBet was the first enslaved African-American to file and win a freedom suit in Massachusetts.
Dorothy Irene Height (1912-2010). Dorothy was an African-American administrator, educator, and civil rights and women’s rights activist.
Block 29 was named after Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962). Eleanor was an American political figure, diplomat, and activist.
Block 28 was named after Luisa Moreno (1907-1992). Luisa was a Guatemalan leader in the United States labor movement and a social activist.
Block 27 was named after Prudence Crandall (1803-1890). Prudence was an American schoolteacher and women’s and civil rights activist.
Block 26 was named after Audre Lorde (1934-1992). Audre was a Carribean-American writer, feminist, womanist, and civil rights activist.
Block 25 was named after Josephine Baker (1906-1975). Josephine was an American-born French entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent.
Block 24 was named after Clara Barton (1821-1912). Clara was an American nurse who founded the American Red Cross.
Block 23 was named after Mary Harris Jones (1837-1930). Mary was an Irish-born American schoolteacher, organized labor representative, community organizer, and activist.
Block 22 was named after Andrea Evangelina Rodríguez Perozo (1879-1947). Andrea was a Dominican author and was the first female medical school graduate in the DR.
Block 21 was named after Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921-2009). Eunice was an American philanthropist and the founder of the Special Olympics.
Block 20 was named after Yaa Asantewaa (1840-1921). Yaa was the queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire (now Ghana) who fought against British colonialism.
Block 19 was named after Claudia Jones (1915-1964). Claudia was a Trinidad-born journalist and political activist.
Block 18 was named after Madam C. J. Walker (Sarah Breedlove) (1867-1919). Sarah was an African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist.
Block 17 was named after Marielle Franco (1979-2018). Marielle was a Brazilian politician, feminist, and human rights activist.
Block 16 was named after Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005). Shirley was an African-American politician, educator, and author who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Block 15 was named after Pearl Buck (1892-1973). Pearl was an American writer, novelist, and an advocate of the rights of women and minority groups.