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Notable Women

Misty Copeland : First Black Female Principal Dancer in the American Ballet Theatre

"Misty Copeland." Gale Biography Online Collection, Gale, 2020. Gale In Context: Biography, https://link-gale-com.delgado.idm.oclc.org/apps/doc/IJRPOD352071575/BIC?u=lln_adcc&sid=BIC&xid=17986860. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Katherine Johnson : pioneer scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

"Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson." Contemporary Black Biography, vol. 61, Gale, 2007. Gale In Context: Biography, https://link-gale-com.delgado.idm.oclc.org/apps/doc/K1606003687/BIC?u=lln_adcc&sid=BIC&xid=dfc90cb5. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Josephine Baker : Famous American expatriate in France

"Josephine Baker." Contemporary Musicians, vol. 10, Gale, 1993. Gale In Context: Biography, https://link-gale-com.delgado.idm.oclc.org/apps/doc/K1608000834/BIC?u=lln_adcc&sid=BIC&xid=0c5047b6. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Edith Wharton : First woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1921)

"Author Edith Wharton, 1895." Gale Biography Online Collection, Gale, 2011. Gale In Context: Biography, https://link-gale-com.delgado.idm.oclc.org/apps/doc/PC4205130020/BIC?u=lln_adcc&sid=BIC&xid=fd79860f. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb : First woman to run Boston Marathon (1966)

"Roberta Louise Gibb." Notable Sports Figures, edited by Dana R. Barnes, Gale, 2004. Gale In Context: Biography, https://link-gale-com.delgado.idm.oclc.org/apps/doc/K2440301180/BIC?u=lln_adcc&sid=BIC&xid=aef225d7. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Jackie Mitchell : First female to play professional baseball

"Jackie Mitchell." Encyclopedia of World Biography Online, vol. 36, Gale, 2016. Gale In Context: Biography, https://link-gale-com.delgado.idm.oclc.org/apps/doc/K1631010505/BIC?u=lln_adcc&sid=BIC&xid=a5a674c2. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Jane Addams : First American Woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

"Jane Addams." Contemporary Heroes and Heroines, vol. 2, Gale, 1992. Gale In Context: Biography, https://link-gale-com.delgado.idm.oclc.org/apps/doc/K1607000007/BIC?u=lln_adcc&sid=BIC&xid=add09957. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Effa Manley : First woman inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

"Effa Manley." Encyclopedia of World Biography Online, vol. 32, Gale, 2012. Gale In Context: Biography, https://link-gale-com.delgado.idm.oclc.org/apps/doc/K1631009784/BIC?u=lln_adcc&sid=BIC&xid=0da314e6. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Madam C. J. Walker : owned and ran the largest black-owned company in the United States

"Madame C. J. Walker." Contemporary Black Biography, vol. 7, Gale, 1994. Gale In Context: Biography, https://link-gale-com.delgado.idm.oclc.org/apps/doc/K1606000725/BIC?u=lln_adcc&sid=BIC&xid=a57def30. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Helen Keller promoted social reform for handicapped individuals

"Helen Keller." Gale Biography Online Collection, Gale, 2020. Gale In Context: Biography, https://link-gale-com.delgado.idm.oclc.org/apps/doc/UVXKLL530554891/BIC?u=lln_adcc&sid=BIC&xid=95f9b208. Accessed 3 Mar. 2020

Women's History Month

March celebrates the contributions women have made throughout history in literature, science, sports, law, government, entertainment and many more.  This guide highlights some of the many women that have paved our way. 

Please take a look at the various sources to learn more. 

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