This Week in Women’s History

Events:
May 1, 1950
– Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; named Library of Congress’s Consultant in Poetry (later called Poet Laureate) in 1985.
May 5, 1938 – Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen presents results of her medical research identifying the disease cystic fibrosis at a meeting of the American Pediatric Association.

Birthdays:
May 1, 1830 (1930) – Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, labor leader and organizer
May 3, 1898 (1987) – Septima Clark, educator; Civil Rights activist; called “Grandmother of Civil Rights Movement”
May 3, 1912 (1995) – May Sarton, prolific writer and poet, professor
May 5, 1864 (1922) – Elizabeth Seaman, pen name “Nelly Bly”, journalist; wrote expose of mental asylum (1887); set a record for circling the world in 72 days (1890)

via National Women’s History Project

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The Ohio University Women’s Center serves and responds to the needs of OU women students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community. Founded in 2007, the center is dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming campus climate for all members of the community through programs, resources, referrals, advocacy, and education. Located in Baker University Center 403.
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