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HIST 14 Women in America
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Dorothea Lange, Women line up for paychecks-Richmond Shipyards.  Oakland Museum of California.  Available from:  Calisphere (accessed September 30, 2013). 



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Research Paper:  A biography on an American woman born between 1619 and 1940 of historical importance. Source materials can be books, magazine articles, journal articles, reference books, or photos.  Only one source can come be a website.



Elizabeth Cady Stanton - 1800’s Women’s Movement
Susan B. Anthony - 1800’s Women’s Movement
Lucretia Mott - 1800’s Women’s Movement
Dian Fossey - 1970’s Animal Rights
Eleanor Roosevelt - 1940’s Human Rights
Angela Davis - 1970’s Black Feminist Movement
Kathleen Cleaver - 1970’s Black Feminist Movement
Abigail Adams - 1700’s Women’s Rights
Sojourner Truth - 1800’s Abolition Movement
Harriet Tubman - 1800’s Abolition Movement
Rosa Parks - 1950’s Civil Rights Movement
Linda Chavez-Thompson - 1970’s Labor Rights
Mary Church Terrell - 1890’s Women’s Rights,Civil Rights
Ida B. Wells - 1800’s Women’s Movement
Gloria Steinem - 1970’s Feminist Movement
Lucy Stone - 1800’s Women’s Movement
Fannie Lou Hamer - 1960’s Civil Rights Movement
Ella Baker - 1960’s Civil Rights Movement
Margaret Sanger - 1910’s Reproductive Rights
Alice Paul - 1910’s Women’s Suffrage Movement
Mother Jones - 1800’s Labor Movement
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn - 1910’s Labor Movement
Marian Wright Edelman - 1970’s Civil Rights, Children’s Rights
Loreta Janeta Velazquez - 1860’s US Civil War
Emma Goldman - 1910’s Feminism, Labor Rights, Anarchism
Jane Addams - 1890’s Social and Labor Reform
Sarah Bagley - 1800’s Labor Movement
Sarah Winnemucca - 1800’s Native American Activism
Dorothea Dix - 1800’s Mental Health Advocacy

Alice Walker - 1980’s Novelist, Poet, Essayist
Zora Neale Hurston - 1930’s Novelist
Gwendolyn Brooks - 940’s Poet
Susan Brownmiller  - 1970’s Feminist Writer
Toni Morrison - Writer
Maya Angelou - Writers
Betty Friedan - 1960’s Feminist Writer
Harriet Jacobs  - 1860’s Abolitionist Writer
Harriet Beacher Stowe - 1850’s Abolitionist Novelist
Phillis Wheatley - 1700’s Poet
Rita Dove -1980’s Poet
Lorraine Hansberry-1950’s Playwright
Ann Petry - 1940’s Novelist
Julia Ward Howe - 1800’s Poet
Kate Chopin-1800’s Fiction Writer
Virginia Hamilton-1970’s Writer of Children’s Books
Emily Dickenson -1800’s Poet
Louisa May Alcott -1800’s Novelist
Ida Tarbell - 1900’s Journalist
Nellie Bly- 1800’s Journalist
Audre Lorde - 1970’s Poet
Ntozake Shange -1970’s Playwright
Sandra Cisneros - 1980’s Poet, Novelist


Inventors / Innovators

Lena Horne -1940’s Singer, Actress
Mahalia Jackson -1940’s Gospel Singer
Marian Anderson  -1940’s Opera Singer
Josephine Baker  - 1920’s Dancer
Hattie McDaniel   - 1930’s Actress
Ma Rainey   -1920’s Blues Singer
Bessie Smith  -1920’s Blues Singer
Dorothy Dandridge   - 1930’s Actress
Aretha Franklin  - 1960’s Soul Singer
Ella Fitzgerald  - 1940’s Jazz Singer
Katherine Dunham    - 1930’s Dancer, Choreographer
Sarah Vaughan     - 1950’s Jazz Singer
Billie Holiday    - 1940’s Jazz Singer
Mary Pickford   - 1920’s Actress
Katherine Hepburn     - 1940’s Actress
Odetta   - 1960’s Folk Singer
Joan Baez     -  1960’s Folk Singer
Beverly Sills   - 1960’s Opera Singer
Maria Tallchief    - 1950’s Ballerina
Dolores Del Rio   - 1930’s Actress
Rita Hayworth   - 1940’s Actress

Dorothea Lange   - 1930’s Photographer
Harriet Hosmer  - 1800’s Sculptor
Vinnie Ream    - 1800’s Sculptor
Augusta Savage    - 1930’s Sculptor
Mary Cassatt   - 1800’s Painter
Georgia O’Keefe      - 1920’s Painter
Margaret Bourke-White   - 1930’s Photojournalist
Lois Mailou Jones   - 1930’s Painter
Edmonia Lewis    - 1800’s Sculptor
Helen Frankenthaler   - 1950’s Painter

Mary Anderson – Windshield Wiper
Grace Hopper – computer engineering
Patricia Billings – Fireproofing
Josephine Cochran – Dishwasher
Clara Barton – American Red Cross Founder
Bette Nesmith Graham – Liquid paper
Gertrude Belle – Leukemia Drug
Elion Marion Donovan – Disposable Diaper
Margaret Knight – Paper Bag
Patsy Sherman – Scotchguard
Mother Hale – Childcare Advocate
Amelia Earhart – Aviator
Bessie Coleman – Aviator, Stunt Flyer
Madam C.J. Walter – Cosmetics & Hair Care Products
Myra Bradwell – Lawyer
Juliette Gordon Low – Girl Scouts
Annie Oakley – Markswoman
Ellen Swallow Richards – Chemist
Shannon Lucid – Astronaut
Mae Jemison – Astronaut
Maria Goeppert Mayer – Physicist
Rachel Carson – Biologist
Adriana Ocampo – NASA Research Scientist
Elizabeth Britton – Botanist
Elizabeth Blackwell – Doctor
Maria Mitchel – Astronomer
Fanny Bullock Workman – Geographer
Mary Walker – Surgeon
Chien-Shiung Wu – Physicist
Lydia Villa-Komaroff – Molecular Biologist
Margaret Mead - Anthropologist

Government Officials


Bella Abzug – 1970’s NY congresswoman
Jeannette Rankin – 1910’s MT Congresswoman
Hattie Wyatt Caraway – 1930’s AR Senator
Shirley Chisholm – 1970’s NY Congress woman
Barbara Jordan – 1970’s TX Congress woman
Sandra Day O’Conner – 1980’s Judge Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Gisnberg – 2000’s Supreme court
Sandra Sotomayor – 2000’s Supreme Court
Elena Kagen – 2010’s Supreme Court
Nancy Pelosi – 1990’s CA Congresswoman
Mary McLeod Bethune – 1930s Presidential Advisor
Frances Perkins – 1930s Presidential Advistor
Edith Nourse Rogers – 1940s MA Congresswoman

Althea Gibson   - 1950’s Tennis Player
Alice Coachman   - 1940’s Olympic Athlete (High Jump)
Babe Didrikson Zaharias - 1930’s Olympic Athlete, Golfer
Donna Adamek - 1970’s Bowler
Rebecca Lobo - 1990’s Basketball
Billie Jean King - 1970’s Tennis Player
Ethelda Bleibtrey - 1920’s Olympic Athlete (Swimming)
Wilma Rudolph - 1960’s Olympic Athlete (Track)
Flo Hyman - 1980’s Olympic Athlete (Volleyball)
Serena & Venus Williams - 2000’s Tennis Players
Nancy Lopez - 1970’s Golfer
Peggy Fleming - 1960’s Olympic
Athlete (Figure Skating)



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