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Virginia Women's Legacies, Pamphlet, 2001


In 2001 the League of Women Voters of Virginia celebrated National Women's History Month by producing a leaflet entitled "Virginia Women's Legacies." This pamphlet described thirty Virginia women with historical significance. Included are Ida Stover, mother of president Dwight D. Eisenhower; Anne Spencer, internationally distinguished Harlem Renaissance poet; and Yvonne Bond Miller, Virginia's first African American woman legislator.

Some women included in the leaflet:
Martha "Matty" Cocke
Ella Graham Agnew
Sarah "Sallie" Dooley

Florence Aby Blanchfield 
Patsy Cline

Citation: Bernice Colvard, Virginia Women's Legacies: National Women's History Month, Richmond, Va.: League of Women Voters of Virginia, [2001], HQ1438.V8 C65 2001, Library of Virginia.


Social Studies: VS.I, VS.9, USII.1, USII.8, USII.9, VUS.1, VUS.15
Art: 4.1, 5.1

Suggested Questions

Art Exploration: Design a poster to accompany this leaflet.

Social Media Spin: Create tweets that could have been sent out for each of the Virginia women highlighted in the leaflet.


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