2017 Women in History:

Doris Anne Crouse–MaysDoris Anne Crouse–Mays
Wythe County
Labor Leader
The first woman to direct the Virginia AFL-CIO, Doris Crouse-Mays is dedicated to improving the lives of workers in the state.

Corazon Sandoval FoleyCorazon Sandoval Foley
Fairfax County
Community Activist
Corazon Sandoval Foley is an advocate and leader for collecting stories of Asian American immigrants through oral history and research projects within her community.

Nora HoustonNora Houston
Artist and Social Reformer
Artist Nora Houston was a tireless advocate for woman suffrage and social reform.

Cynthia Eppes HudsonCynthia Eppes Hudson
Nottoway County
Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia
The first African American woman appointed chief deputy attorney general of Virginia, Cynthia E. Hudson is dedicated to using the law to help all Virginians.

Mary Virginia JonesMary Virginia Jones
Prince William County
Mechanical Engineer
An expert in solid propellant rocket motor design, Mary Jones serves as a role model for women in the engineering profession.

Louise Harrison McCrawLouise Harrison McCraw
Author and Executive Secretary of the Braille Circulating Library
Author Louise Harrison McCraw cofounded the Braille Circulating Library to meet the needs of an underserved population.

Undine Anna Smith Moore Undine Anna Smith Moore
Educator and Composer
Undine Smith Moore described herself as "a teacher who composes," while educating her students about music theory as well as the contributions of African Americans to American music and culture.

Martha Dillard Franck RollinsMartha Dillard Franck Rollins
Community Activist and Philanthropist. Recipient of the VABPW Foundation Business Leadership Award
Community activist Martha Rollins fights racism, recidivism, and prejudice by bringing Richmond communities together across racial, social, and economic barriers.