Day 31 Woman of the Day: Fannie M. Richards

Fannie M. Richards, the first African American teacher who taught in Detroit, is Day 31 Woman of the Day.  Read more about this pioneer woman below:

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Library Point: http://www.librarypoint.org/fannie_Richards

Story of Fannie Richards: http://archive.org/stream/jstor-2713513/2713513_djvu.txt

Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame: hall.michiganwomen.org/honoree.php?C=220&A..

Detroit African American History Project: http://www.daahp.wayne.edu/biographiesDisplay.php?id=21

Research Article on Richards and Teaching: http://teqjournal.org/Back%20Issues/Volume%2035/VOL35%20PDFS/35_3/06florioruane&williams-35_3.pdf

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Day 30 Woman of the Day: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Andrea Davis Pinkney, award winning author and publishing executive, is Day 30 Woman of the Day.  Read more about this multitalented woman below.

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Website: http://andreadavispinkney.com/

Voices From the Gap: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/artistpages/pinkneyAndrea.php

Library of Congress National Book Festival: http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6032

2014 Arbuthnot Lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC5y1RTGEZQ

Books by Andrea Davis Pinkney: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Books+by+Andrea+Davis+Pinkney&FORM=QSRE6

Day 29 Woman of the Day: Lois Mailou Jones

Lois Mailou Jones, an artist, is Day 29 Woman of the Day.  Read more about this multitalented woman below.

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Website: http://www.loismailoujones.com/

Biography: http://www.biography.com/people/lois-mailou-jones-38701

Black Past.org: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/jones-lois-mailou-1905-1998

Smithsonian: http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5658

Youtube videos: Good Morning America Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6aLZ222hKs, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opSp5A2wyxk, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqn7cJq_obw

Day 28 Woman of the Day: Lynette Woodard

Lynette Woodard, first female player for the Harlem Globetrotters, is Day 28 Woman of the Day.  Read more about this pioneer woman below:

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Biography: http://www.biography.com/people/lynette-woodard-533268

Harlem Globetrotters: http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/harlem-globetrotter-legend/lynette-woodard

WNBA: http://www.wnba.com/features/tiog_woodard_2005.html

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/12/sports/basketball/12wnba.html?_r=0

Youtube video: Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neiMkYvWgXw

Day 27 Woman of the Day: Barbara Chase Riboud

Sculptor, Author, Poet Barbara Chase Riboud is Day 27 Woman of the Day.  Read more about this multitalented woman below:

Website: http://chaseriboud.free.fr/

Annenberg Learner: http://www.learner.org/workshops/tml/workshop6/authors4.html

University of Minnesota Voices From the Gap: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/artistpages/chaseRibaud.php

Malcolm X Sculptures: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/05/barbara-chase-riboud-malcolm-x-sculptures/3447585/http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/763.html, http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/chaseriboud Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiXTn1UfM9U

Youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyioJJIl4Hg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcxsOnZysoU,

Books by Barbara Chase-Riboud: Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Barbara-Chase-Riboud/e/B000APAAZU,

Day 26 Woman of the Day: Cynthia Cooper

Cynthia Cooper, athlete and basketball player, is Day 26 Woman of the Day.  Read more about this pioneer woman below.

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Biography: http://www.biography.com/people/cynthia-cooper-40885

WNBA: http://www.wnba.com/playerfile/cynthia_cooper/index.html

ESPN: http://espn.go.com/espnw/athletes-life/inthegame/article/9487912/curls-whirls-espnw

Youtube videos: Hall of Fame Enshrinement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa2Zg3jYc9Yhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjwPiw_YfAI,

Day 25 Woman of the Day: Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton, the multi octave vocalist, is Day 25 Woman of the Day. Read more about this talented performer below.

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Allmusic.com: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/minnie-riperton-mn0000500889

NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/07/11/330781619/35-years-after-minnie-ripertons-death-new-fans-still-find-her

Youtube videos: “Loving You” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg,  “Inside My Love” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVniMFJYY1o, “Back Down Memory Lane” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z7MaFE-uRQ

Day 24 Woman of the Day: Sheryl Swoopes

Day 24 Woman of the Day is Sheryl Swoopes, former WNBA basketball player, and now coach.  Read more about this pioneer woman below.

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Biography: http://www.biography.com/people/sheryl-swoopes-9542142#synopsis

WNBA: http://www.wnba.com/news/sheryl_swoopes_head_coach_2013_12_16.html

ESPN: http://espn.go.com/espnw/w-in-action/nine-for-ix/article/9514311/espnw-nine-ix-sheryl-swoopes-being-herself

Youtube videos: documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0caTqYn8cU4, on coaching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1m3TZp5RgA

Day 23 Woman of the Day: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, award winning journalist and former PBS NewsHour correspondent, is Day 23 Woman of the Day.  Read more about this pioneer woman below.

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Biography:http://www.biography.com/people/charlayne-hunter-gault-37794

Lifetime Achievement Award: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/charlayne-hunter-gault-former-newshour-correspondent-honored-lifetime-achievement-award/

Black Past.org: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/hunter-gault-charlayne-1942

NPR: http://www.npr.org/2011/01/07/132712913/a-pioneer-looks-back-50-years-after-making-history

Youtube videos: Special Guest with Arise America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbGk7pHudmk, Nelson Mandela Lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyecb3a_lJI, Washington Press Club Tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0nc0jg0zzE

Day 22 Woman of the Day: Dinah Washington

Day 22 Woman of the Day is Dinah Washington, also known as “The Queen of the Blues.”  Read more about this interesting singer below.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: https://rockhall.com/inductees/dinah-washington/bio/

AllMusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/dinah-washington-mn0000260038

BlackPast.org: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/washington-dinah-ruth-lee-jones-1924-1963

NPR: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3872390

Youtube videos: “What a Difference a Day Makes”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmBxVfQTuvI “Evil Gal Blues”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RatGuS-byw8, “You’ve Got What it Takes”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnLHP0EBfhU