Women of Science
Sara W. Brown Physician, educator and lecturer. First woman
Mae Jemison Astronaut and Mission Specialist. Selected in NASA program
in June, 1987.
Jane C. Wright Physician and researcher in chemotherapeutic treatment of cancer.
Women in Education & Administration
Elma Lewis Teacher, administrator and lecturer. Founder and director
National Center of Afro-American Artists in Dorchester, MA. Director of the
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts.
Enolia V. McMillan President of the Baltimore Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P.
and an educator.
Civil Rights Activists and Civic Leaders
Rosa Louise Parks Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.
Coretta Scott King Civil Rights Activist & widow of Civil Rights leader
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Kathryn Dickerson Civic Leader. First woman to receive Chicago
Urban League's "Man of the Year" Citation.
Women in Politics
Jane Addams Founder of Hull House, Chicago, Illinois
Eleanor Roosevelt Delegate of the United Nations, humanitarian, author.
Cardiss Collins Member of Congress from Chicago. First Black person to
hold office of Democratic Whip-at-Large in 94th Congress.
Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly Former Mayor of Washington, D.C.
Hazel O'Leary Former United States Secretary of Energy.
Marietta Tree First U.S. Woman Ambassador to the United Nations.
Women of the Performing Arts & Entertainment
Marian Anderson Concert artist, 1st Black person to sing at
the Metropolitan Opera
Maya Angelou Accomplished author, writer, poet, singer, and author.
Suzette Charles Former Miss America (1984), contemporary singer and actress.
Ella Fitzgerald Internationally known jazz singer, known as the "First Lady of Song.
Caterina Jarboro Singer and recitalist. 1st Black female singer to have a starring role
with a major opera company.
Virginia Johnson Prima ballerina, Dance Theatre of Harlem, one of the
original members of the group.
Jessye Norman Metropolitan Opera Soprano. Received "Musician of the
Phylicia Rashad Television Actress. Known as Claire Huxtable on
"The Cosby Show".