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HIST 14 Flores Munoz

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Guide to Research for History:  Women in America

HIST 14 Flores Munoz Library Assignment

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HIST 14 Flores Munoz Research Assignment

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.

Activists

  • 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

Artists

  • 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

Athletes

  • 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 Player
  • 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)

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

Inventors/Innovators

  • 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

Writers

  • 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

Citations & Attributions

Image of Women's March by Vlad Tchompalov is in the Public Domain, CC0