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Celebrate Women in History

Invisible: the forgotten story of the black woman lawyer who took down America's most powerful mobster

"Eunice Hunton Carter was the first African-American woman to work as a prosecutor in the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office. As a key assistant to special prosecutor Thomas Dewey, she is credited with establishing key facts in the prosecution of mobster Charlie “Lucky” Luciano." - The Mob Museum

"Grace Humiston only wore black. She worked as a detective for free, solving one of the biggest missing-persons cases of the early 1900s and antagonizing men at the highest levels of power—during a time when women could not even vote. And yet you’ve never heard of her." - author Brad Ricca - The Daily

"Diné/Seminole/Muscogee, Born 1954 Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie is a well-known multimedia artist whose photography, sculpture, prints, and videos examine complex issues that relate to Indian country, including the 1990 Indian Arts and Crafts Act, the canonization of Father Junípero Serra, tribal enrollment, and Two-Spirit gender identity. She is the daughter of the late Andrew Tsinhnahjinnie, a celebrated painter and muralist. Tsinhnahjinnie attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and received a B.F.A. in painting at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Later, she received her M.F.A. from University of California, Irvine, and became a professor of Native American studies at the University of California, Davis, and director of the C. N. Gorman Museum. Her work has been exhibited in several important institutions and can be found in the collections of the C. N. Gorman Museum, the Institute of American Indian Arts, and the National Museum of the American Indian." -The Autry Museum

"It is shameful that there are so few women in science. … There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men." - Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu

"A progressive social reformer and activist, Jane Addams was on the frontline of the settlement house movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She later became internationally respected for the peace activism that ultimately won her a Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, the first American woman to receive this honor. " -National Women's History Museum

Ann (Baumgartner) Carl WASP, Class 43-W-5 “Well, I guess just a sort who, instead of religiously practicing the piano, had to go out and see what was happening in the woods that day, or down at the brook, or high on the hill. And then one day I saw an airplane fly by.” from CAF Rise Above website MAYBE DELETe???

A WASP among Eagles : a woman military test pilot in World War II

Citizen : Jane Addams and the struggle for democracy

Ann (Baumgartner) Carl WASP, Class 43-W-5 “Well, I guess just a sort who, instead of religiously practicing the piano, had to go out and see what was happening in the woods that day, or down at the brook, or high on the hill. And then one day I saw an airplane fly by.” from CAF Rise Above website

"Eunice Hunton Carter was the first African-American woman to work as a prosecutor in the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office. As a key assistant to special prosecutor Thomas Dewey, she is credited with establishing key facts in the prosecution of mobster Charlie “Lucky” Luciano." - The Mob Museum

Grace Humiston