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Biographies of Women
Adams, Kate
by Boyd, Sandra O. Today, women can pilot commercial airliners and military planes, but not too long ago, they could not get such jobs. After the Wright brothers flew the first airplane, both men and women learned to [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Alexander, Annie Lowrie
by Dudley, Harold J. Annie Lowrie Alexander, physician, teacher, and philanthropist, was born near the town of Cornelius in Mecklenburg County of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Her father was Dr. John Brevard Alexander [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Amos, Tori
by Franke, Matthew. Tori Amos is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer best known for her confessional lyrics and piano-based alternative rock music style. She was born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963 in [...] (from NCpedia.)
Angelou, Maya
by Horton, Emily S. Maya Angelou was best known as a poet and the best-selling author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970). Angelou was also a singer, dancer, Grammy-winning composer, director, and actress. She was [...] (from NCpedia.)
Arrington, Katherine Clark Pendleton
by Moye, William T. Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington, art patron and civic leader, was born in Warrenton, the daughter of Major Arthur Sylbert Pendleton, a businessman connected with Hooks Smelting Co. of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Babcock, Mary Reynolds
by Wooten, Hubert K. Mary Reynolds Babcock, philanthropist, was born in Winston of Scottish ancestry. Her father was R. J. Reynolds, founder of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; her mother was Katherine Smith Reynolds. As [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baker, Ella
by Townes, Mitzi. Ella Baker was born on December 13, 1903 in Norfolk , Va. When Ella was eight years old her family moved to Littleton, North Carolina. In 1918, Ella Baker entered Shaw University, a Baptist boarding [...] (from NCpedia.)
Baldwin, Alice Mary
by Russell, Mattie U. Alice Mary Baldwin, educator, was born in Lewiston, Me., where her father was head of the Latin School. She was the eldest of the five children of the Reverend Fritz Walter and Sarah Bingham Lyman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barfield, Margie Velma
by Hollingsworth, Biff, West, Tim. Margie Velma (née Bullard) Barfield was a convicted murderer executed by the state of North Carolina;  the first woman put to death by lethal injection in the United States, the first woman [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Barker, Penelope
by Martin, Michael G., Jr. Penelope Barker, revolutionary patriot, was born in Edenton, Chowan County. Her parents were Samuel Padgett, physician and planter, and Elizabeth Blount, daughter of the prominent Chowan planter and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barrino, Fantasia
by Horton, Emily S. Fantasia Barrino 1984- by Emily Horton NC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky Covington; Scotty [...] (from NCpedia.)
Bayard, Elizabeth Cornell
by Murphy, Eva Burbank. Elizabeth Cornell Bayard, the plaintiff in the North Carolina Superior Court case Bayard v. Singleton (1787), was the daughter of Samuel Cornell (1731–81) and Susannah Mabson (1736/37–10 Feb. 1778). [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beal, Helen Marjorie
by Oesen, Elaine Von. Helen Marjorie Beal, librarian, was born in Oneida, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Helen Clark Beal. She attended Syracuse University and was graduated from the Carnegie Institute Library School, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bell, Martha McFarlane
by Suggs, Joseph R. Martha McFarlane McGee, one of the heroines of the American Revolution, was born in Orange County. No positive record of her parents' names has been located, but her maiden name indicates that she [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berry, Harriet Morehead
by Mckown, Harry W. Harriet Morehead Berry, leader in the good roads movement in North Carolina and a civic and political activist, was born in Hillsborough, the daughter of Dr. John and Mary Strayhorn Berry. Harriet [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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