Women's History Month

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Sallie Walker Stockard.jpg​SALLIE WALKER STOCKARD

Sallie Walker stockard was the first woman to graduate from the University of North Carolina, recieving both an undergraduate degree and Masters.After graduating from nearby Guilford College, she (and three other women) applied to UNC-Chapel Hill after the university's trustees voted to allow women to participate in postgraduate studies.

She is also wellknown for her published works: "The History of Alamance" and "The History of Guilford County, North Carolina."

 

 

​Judge Elreta Alexander-Ralston Judge Elreta Alexander-Ralston.jpg

Judge Elreta Alexander-Ralston became the first African-American woman to practice law in North Carolina and was the first black woman to argue before the state's Supreme Court. Judge Alexander life was full of first as she was also the first black woman to be admitted to Columbia Law School and the first to graduate from it in 1945, as well.

 

 

 

Sadie and Bessie Delaney.jpg​Sadie and Bessie Delaney

The Delany sisters, North Carolina natives, wrote their book "Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years" at the ages 104 and 102. Their story went on to become successful as a Broadway Play.

Have you seen it?

 

 

Take a moment to celebrate Women's History Month and find out more about the amazing women who have made a difference for women and girls around the country. Visit: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/​ a peruse through the national archives of so many inspiring women.

 

 

 

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