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.
Block 14 was named after Elvia Carrillo Puerto (1878-1968). Elvia was a Mexican politician and feminist activist.
Block 13 was named after Margaret Sloan-Hunter (1947-2004). Margaret was an African-American civil rights advocate, Black feminist, and editor of Ms. magazine.
Block 12 was named after Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores (1971-2016). Berta was a Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader.
Block 10 was named after Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015). Grace was an Asian-American author, social activist, philosopher and feminist.
Block 11 was named after Zitkála-Šá (1876-1938). Zitkála-Šá was a Sioux writer, editor, translator, musician, educator, and political activist.
Block 9 was named after Hermila Galindo Acosta (1886-1954). Hermila was a Mexican feminist and writer.
Block 8 was named after Dorothea Dix (1802-1887). Dorothea was an American advocate on behalf of the indigent mentally ill.
Block 7 was named after Lucretia Mott (1793-1880). Lucretia was an American abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and social reformer.
Block 6 was named after Rosa Parks (1913-2005). Rosa was an African-American civil rights activist.
Block 5 was named after Sylvia Ray Rivera (1951-2002). Sylvia was a Latina-American gay liberation and transgender rights activist.
Block 4 was named after Dolores Cacuango (1881-1971). Dolores was an Ecuadorian pioneer in the fight for women’s, indigenous, and farmers rights.