Virginia Women in History

Virginia Women in History is an annual program sponsored by the Library of Virginia that honors eight Virginia women, living and dead, for their contributions to their community, region, state, and nation.[1] The program began in 2000 under the aegis of the Virginia Foundation for Women and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International; since 2006 it has been administered by the Library of Virginia.

2007 honorees

2008 honorees

2009 honorees

2010 honorees

2011 honorees

2012 honorees

Monica Beltran, a soldier in the Virginia Army National Guard who was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, one of the 2012 honorees.

2013 honorees

2014 honorees

2015 honorees

2016 honorees

  • Flora D. Crittenden (1924–), Newport News, educator and legislator
  • Mary Elizabeth Nottingham Day (1907–1956), Staunton, artist
  • Sarah A. Gray (ca. 1847–1893), Alexandria, educator
  • Edwilda Gustava Allen Isaac (1937–), Farmville, civil rights pioneer
  • Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson (1918–), Hampton, mathematician
  • Ana Ines Barragan King (1957–), Richmond, founder and Artistic Director of the Latin Ballet of Virginia
  • Betty Masters (1929–2015), Salem, photojournalist
  • Meyera Oberndorf (1941–2015), Virginia Beach, mayor

2017 honorees

  • Corazon Sandoval Foley (1950–) Fairfax County, Community Activist[13]
  • Nora Houston (1883–1942) Richmond, Artist and Social Reformer[14]
  • Cynthia Eppes Hudson (1959–) Nottoway County, Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia[15]
  • Mary Virginia Jones (1940–) Prince William County, Mechanical Engineer[16]
  • Louise Harrison McCraw(1893–1975) Buckingham, Author and Executive Secretary of the Braille Circulating Library[17]
  • Doris Crouse-Mays (1958–) Wythe County, Labor Leader[18]
  • Undine Smith Moore (1904–1989) Ettrick, Educator and Composer[19]
  • Martha Rollins (1943–) Richmond, Community Activist and Philanthropist. Recipient of the VABPW Foundation Business Leadership Award[20]

2018 honorees

2019 honorees

2020 honorees

References

  1. ^ Calos, Katherine (February 25, 2014). "Virginia Women in History honorees for 2014 include two from Richmond". Richmond Times Dispatch. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/vawomen/2012/?bio=ames
  3. ^ "Virginia Women in History 2012 - Monica Beltran". Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ O'Brien, Sgt Francis. "Va. Guard Soldier honored at Veterans Center 15th Annual Awards Gala". Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  5. ^ Coyne, Master Sgt A. J. "Virginia Guard Bronze Star recipient honored at Virginia Women in History event". Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  6. ^ VaGuard PAO (5 April 2012). "Virginia Guard Bronze Star recipient honored at Virginia Women in History program". Retrieved 21 February 2017 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ https://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/vawomen/2012/beltran-interview.pdf
  8. ^ George, Donna St (23 December 2006). "From Parties to a Purple Heart". Retrieved 21 February 2017 – via washingtonpost.com.
  9. ^ "From Parties to a Purple Heart". 23 December 2006. Retrieved 21 February 2017 – via washingtonpost.com.
  10. ^ navymemorial (2 May 2013). "USNM Interview of SGT Monica Beltran". Retrieved 21 February 2017 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/vawomen/2012/?bio=campbell
  12. ^ http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/vawomen/2012/?bio=christian
  13. ^ "Corazon Sandoval Foley". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  14. ^ "Nora Houston". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  15. ^ "Cynthia Eppes Hudson". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  16. ^ "Mary Virginia Jones". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  17. ^ "Louise Harrison McCraw". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  18. ^ "Doris Crouse-Mays". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  19. ^ "Undine Anna Smith Moore". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  20. ^ "Martha Dillard Franck Rollins". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  21. ^ "Gaye Todd Adegbalola". Virginia Women in History 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  22. ^ "Rita Dove". Virginia Women in History 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  23. ^ "Isabella Gibbons". Virginia Women in History 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  24. ^ "Marii Kyogoku Hasegawa". Virginia Women in History 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  25. ^ "Kay Coles James". Virginia Women in History 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  26. ^ "Barbara Kingsolver". Virginia Women in History 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  27. ^ "Mary Aydelotte Rice Marshall". Virginia Women in History 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  28. ^ "Temperance Flowerdew Yeardley". Virginia Women in History 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  29. ^ "Sharifa Alkhateeb Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  30. ^ "Ann Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  31. ^ "Claudia L. Dodson Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  32. ^ "India Hamilton Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  33. ^ "Georgeanna Seegar Jones Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  34. ^ "Ona Judge Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  35. ^ "Lucy Randolph Mason Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  36. ^ "Kate Peters Sturgill Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  37. ^ "Pauline Adams Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History.
  38. ^ "Fannie Bayly King Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History.
  39. ^ "Elizabeth Dabney Langhorne Lewis Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History.
  40. ^ "Sophie G. Meredith Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History.
  41. ^ "Josephine Mathes Norcom Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History.
  42. ^ "Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History.
  43. ^ "Ora Brown Stokes Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History.
  44. ^ "Lila Meade Valentine Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History.
  45. ^ "Maggie Lena Mitchell Walke Β· Virginia Changemakers". Virginia Women in History.

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