2016 Women in History:

Flora Lonette Davis CrittendenFlora Lonette Davis Crittenden
(b. 1924–)
Newport News
Educator and Legislator
As a teacher, school counselor, and member of the House of Delegates, Flora D. Crittenden exemplifies her belief that education is the key to success.

Mary Elizabeth Nottingham DayMary Elizabeth Nottingham Day
(November 29, 1907–April 2, 1956)
Staunton
Artist
A gifted teacher who strove to bring art to all Virginians, Elizabeth Nottingham Day was also an acclaimed artist of the Virginia scene.

Sarah A. GraySarah A. Gray
(ca. 1847–January 8, 1893)
Alexandria
Educator
A teacher and principal for more than thirty years, Sarah A. Gray had a profound influence on the education of African Americans in Alexandria.

Edwilda Gustava Allen IsaacEdwilda Gustava Allen Isaac
(b. 1937–)
Farmville
Civil Rights Pioneer
As a teenager, Edwilda Allen Isaac helped lead a walkout of students from R. R. Moton High School that contributed to ending school segregation in the United States.

Katherine Coleman Goble JohnsonKatherine Coleman Goble Johnson
(b. 1918–)
Hampton
Mathematician
A talented mathematician, Katherine Johnson worked for NASA for more than thirty years and calculated the trajectories for America's earliest manned space flights and the first moon landing.

Ana Ines Barragan KingAna Ines Barragan King
(b. 1957–)
Richmond
Founder and Artistic Director of the Latin Ballet of Virginia
As founder and artistic director of the Latin Ballet of Virginia, Ana Ines King shares Latin American dance and culture with students and audiences across Virginia.

Elizabeth Lee Elizabeth Lee "Betty" Masters
(October 8, 1929–June 24, 2015)
Salem
Photojournalist
A trailblazer for women in the field of photojournalism, Betty Masters was the first female photographer hired by the Roanoke Times.

Meyera Fran Ellenson OberndorfMeyera Fran Ellenson Oberndorf
(February 10, 1941–March 13, 2015)
Virginia Beach
Mayor
The longest-serving mayor of Virginia Beach, Meyera E. Oberndorf was a tireless advocate for the city and its residents.