Wikipedia:University of Edinburgh/Events and Workshops/Black History month editathon
- 1 Booking
- 2 Attendees
- 3 About the event
- 4 How do I prepare?
- 5 The Manual of Style
- 6 Trainers
- 7 Hit list of articles to be created or improved
- 8 Algeria
- 9 Antigua and Barbuda
- 10 Bahamas
- 11 Barbados
- 12 Belize
- 13 Bermuda
- 14 Botswana
- 15 Brazil
- 16 Cameroon
- 17 Canada
- 18 Cayman Islands
- 19 Colombia
- 20 Cuba
- 21 Dominican Republic
- 22 Ethiopia
- 23 Gabon
- 24 Germany
- 25 Ghana
- 26 Grenada
- 27 Guyana
- 28 Haiti
- 29 Jamaica
- 30 Kenya
- 31 Madagascar
- 32 Malawi
- 33 Mali
- 34 Montserrat
- 35 Morocco
- 36 Netherlands
- 37 Nigeria
- 38 Puerto Rico
- 39 Rwanda
- 40 Senegal
- 41 Sierra Leone
- 42 South Africa
- 43 Spain
- 44 St. Kitts and Nevis
- 45 St. Lucia
- 46 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- 47 Sudan
- 48 Swaziland
- 49 Tanzania
- 50 Togo
- 51 Trinidad and Tobago
- 52 Tunisia
- 53 Uganda
- 54 United Kingdom
- 55 United States
- 56 US Virgin Islands
- 57 Zambia
- 58 Zimbabwe
- 59 Sources
- 60 Outcomes
- 61 Template for the editathon
- 62 What can I do after the event?
- 63 External links
- 64 Participants - Sign Up Here!
- 65 References
|'Black History month editathon - A Wiki meetup to improve Wikipedia's representation of notable women' in a nutshell:
- If a member of staff or student at the university then book your place via MyEd.
- If coming from outside the university then book your place via Eventbrite.
Everyone is welcome!
About the event
Wikipedia is a primary way finding information in the modern world – it is truly an incredible resource. But its power can be dangerous. It means that its systemic biases can have a large impact on the way we think. Wikipedia, like most mainstream publishing and media, is very disproportionately white and male. However, unlike traditional information resources, Wikipedia’s users can have a direct positive impact on its content.
In celebration of Black History Month, this event is focused on increasing the representation of women of colour on Wikipedia. It gives you a chance to directly engage in history, have a real world impact by creating a Wikipedia page from scratch and learn about some incredible women of colour that the world should know about. The University’s Wikimedian in Residence, Ewan McAndrew, will be leading the session and teaching Wikipedia editing from the very basics, so no previous knowledge is necessary. (Editing Wikipedia is not hard to pick up as this 5 minute walkthrough of the new Visual Editor interface demonstrates). Computers will be provided or bring your own if you prefer.
Come along and get involved in creating better representation of women of colour on the world's largest information resource! Help create new role models for young and old alike!
How do I prepare?
- Sign up for the event
- Create a Wikipedia account
- Bring a laptop (wi-fi will be provided)
- Learn about editing if you like: Tutorial, or Getting started on Wikipedia for more information
- Think about what you would like to edit - please prepare some materials to bring with you on the day
The Manual of Style
Wikipedia has help pages which set out style guidelines for pages being created on certain subject areas. Please have a look at the following pages:
- Manual of Style for Biographies including how to begin the lead paragraph.
- Manual of Style for Biographies of Living Persons
Hit list of articles to be created or improved
Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc.
The following is a small sample of topics to work on. Feel free to come up with your own ideas!
This is a list under development of missing articles on black women who are (or have been) notable in various fields of endeavor.
- Ziza Massika, the Algerian revolution
Antigua and Barbuda
- Millicent Percival (maiden name: Millicent Gwendolyn Straun) (1928-2015) first woman head of the Senate   , , 
- Keisha Lynne Ellis, Bahamian writer and spoken word performer
- Albertha Isaacs (aka Albertha Madeline Isaacs, Bertha Isaacs) (1900-1997) 2nd female Senator of The Bahamas   
- Mizpah Tertullien (1930-2015) 3rd female Senator of The Bahamas, writer, psychologist , , 
- Althea Sealy (born 1960) dancer and co-founder of the Belize National Dance Company , , 
- Laura Tucker-Longsworth, first woman Speaker of the House, , , , , 
- Carol A.M. Bassett (Carol Ann Marie Bassett) first woman President of the Senate 
- Mary Prince - ODNB
- Anajá Caetano writer
- Ana Maria Gonçalves writer 
- Claudett de Jesus Ribeiro government Secretary for Racial Equality , 
- Conceição Evaristo writer 
- Ana Paula Maia (born 1977) writer
- Evelyne Mpoudi Ngole (1953–), French-language novelist, author of Sous La Cendre Le Feu and Petit Jo, Enfant Des Rues
- Christine Njeuma first pilot , , 
- Rella Braithwaite (1923-) writer, , , , , 
- Phyllis Simmons Brooks (1926-2012) , , 
- Millicent Burgess (1923-) , , 
- Alcenya Crowley (1926-2010) , , 
- Penny Hodge/Penelope Hodge (1920-2016) , , , 
- Aileen Williams (1924-2015) , , , 
- Isabelle Lucas - ODNB
- Rafaela Chacón Nardi (1926-2001) writer ,  
- Maria Cristina Fragas (1856-1936) (pen name Cristina Ayala) writer , , 
- María Dámasa Jova Baró, (1890-1940) writer 
- Yemodish Bekele (born 1960) is an Ethopian poet and short story writer. The first Ethiopian woman to publish her own book of short stories, she is president of the Ethiopian Women Writers’ Association.
- Maria Abbebù Viarengo (born 1949) is an Ethiopian-Italian writer.
- Azeb Worku (born 1975) is an Ethopian actress, theatre producer and playwright.
- Peggy Lucie Auleley, French-language poet.
- Chantal Magalie Mbazoo-Kassa, French-language poet and novelist.
- Nadège Noëlle Ango Obiang, French-language short story writer.
- Elfi Fiegert (b. 1946), child actress
- Bärbel Kampmann (1946–1999), Afro-German psychologist/activist  
- Marie Nejar (aka Leila Negra), singer and actress
- Peggy Piesche, scholar in women's and African studies  
- Olumide Popoola, Nigerian-German poet    
- Ruby Goka / Ruby Yayra Goka is a Ghanaian dentist and writer of young adult fiction.
- Selase Yayra Agbenyefia first female military helicopter pilot , , 
- Gillian Bristol first Caribbean Islander to be President of the OAS Staff Association , , 
- Andrea Douglas dancer , , pp 32-33
- Carmen Jarvis, educator and social worker, UNESCO liaison, p 29, 
- Claudette Masdammer (Claudette Izel Humprey) first female to represent British Guiana at the Olympic Games , p34 also a bit on p28
- Edmonde S. Beauzile (aka Edmonde Supplice Bauzile) former VP of Senate, Senator, presidential candidate , 
- Anne Marie Coriolan (1956 – 2010) ,  , 
- Carole M. Berotte Joseph first woman president of Massachusetts Bay Community College , 
- Magalie Marcelin (1962-2010) ,  (NOTE: SHE IS REDIRECTED TO 2010 Haiti earthquake.)
- Simone Ann Marie Badal (aka Simone Badal McCreath) , , , 
- Beverley Bryan, former British Black Panther, professor 
- Yola Cain (1953-2000), first Jamaican-born commercial pilot and flight instructor., , , , 
- Constance Goodridge Mark (1923-2007) Caribbean Auxiliary Territorial Service woman during WWII. Activist. , 
- Charah Watson,  , 
- Amelia Lewsham - ODNB
- Connie Mark - ODNB
- Una Marson - ODNB
- Carolyne Adalla, writer, 
- Jane Tapsubei Creider, writer
- Tabitha Kanogo - Kenya.
- Linda Musita is a Kenyan writer, editor and lawyer
- Rebecca Nandwa, Swahili children's writer.
- Mona L. Nduilu (1976 -)
- Lorna Rutto, Entrepreneur, Eco Post, , ,, 
- Hajasoa Vololona Picard-Ravololonirina (1956– ), academic, politician and poet.[Gikandi]
- Charlotte Arisoa Rafenomanjato (1938– ), writer and translator.[Gikandi] (fr)
- Ekari Mbvundula is a Malawian writer
- Oumou Armand Diarra, writer
- Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, writer
- Anne Akpabot, writer, 
- Rose Anizoba, writer, 
- Unoma Nguemo Azuah, poet, 
- Esther Bali, writer 
- Phanuel Egejuru, writer
- Amy Jadesimi, doctor and businesswoman, 
- Chinyere Kalu, (née Onyenucheya) first female pilot , 
- Lekki Wives (TV show), 
- Bridget Nwankwo, writer
- Gracy Osifo, writer
- Mary Okoye, Nigerian writer of children's fiction
- Rosemary Uwemedimo, Nigerian children's writer
- Sara Forbes Bonetta ODNB
- Malín Falú, (b. 1946) journalist, reporter, model , 
- Georgina Falú first female Dean of the Management School at the University of Puerto Rico , , , 
- Maggy Correa, French-language autobiographical writer.
- Jeannine Herrmann-Grisius, French-language novelist.
- Gerardine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture in Rwanda
- Thérèse Muamini, French-language novelist.
- Marie-Aimable Umurerwa, French-language autobiographical writer.
- Josephine Uwineza food & beverage entrepreneur , , , , , 
- Maimouna Abdoulaye (born 1949), Senegalese autobiographical novelist
- Aissatou Cissokho, Senegalese Francophone novelist.
- Ndèye Coumba Diakhaté / Ndèye Coumba Mbengue Diakhaté (died 2001), Senegalese educator and writer
- Aïcha Diouri, Moroccan-Senegalese writer.
- Anne Dogbe, Senegalese writer
- Tita Mandeleau (born 1937), Senegalese historical novelist.
- Mame Seck Mbacké, Senegalese writer. (fr)
- Awo Fatim Yamar Khuri Yaye Mboge, queen of the Waalo and mother of [Ndaté Yalla Mbodj]
- Ndjeumbeut Mbodj, second to last queen (lingeer) of the Waalo
- Adja Ndèye Boury Ndiaye (born 1936), Senegalese writer
- Catherine N'Diaye (born 1952), Senegalese-French writer
- Anne-Marie Niane (born 1950), Vietnam-born Senegalese writer.
- Amina Sow Mbaye (born 1937), Senegalese writer (fr)
- Awa Thiam (born c.1950), Senegalese Francophone writer on the condition of women in Africa
- your redlink here
- Wendy Ackerman
- Louise Angless
- Wendy Appelbaum
- Francis Baard is a member of the committee that produces the draft copy of the Freedom Charter.
- Rhulani Baloyi, television presenter, advocate for blind people
- Patricia Jobodwana the youngest black woman to enrol at a university – at Fort Hare, aged 14, for a degree in medicine
- Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa, (b. 1956) Artist, curator and activist 
- Ncumisa Chwayita Kondlo, (1958 - 2008) Human rights, gender activist and MEC    
- Asnath Mahapa, pilot , , 
- Kavistha Maharaj, pilot
- Barbara Masekela, (b. 1941) Activist and business woman   
- Masingita Masunga, (b. 1983) Talk show host and founder of Miss Confidence (a pageant for people with disabilities) 
- Nowongile Molo, (1949 - 2011) Founder of Vukani Women’s Organisation and recipient of the Order of the Baobab,  
- Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Philanthropist, business leader and chairperson of African Fashion International    
- Nthati Moshesh, (b. 1969) Award-winning actress and soap star  
- Futhi Mtoba, (b. 1955) Business leader and Businesswoman of the Year in 2004 
- Nonkuleleko Nyembezi-Heita, (b. 1960) CEO and Business Leader 
- Bongi Ndaba, (b. 1972) Head Writer and co-producer of South Africa's most watched soap Generations      
- Mpho Matsepo Nthunya, writer, there is a picture on Wiki see here
St. Kitts and Nevis
- Constance V. Mitcham first woman to be elected to the Parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis , 
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Peggy Carr, (1955) poet
- Girlyn Miguel (1948-) first female Deputy Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines , 
- Ty-Asha Plummer (aka Naomi TyAsha Plummer) , , , 
- Gladys Lomafu Pato, short story writer
- Sarah Mkhonza, newspaper columnist, women's rights' advocate, writer
- Labotsibeni Mdluli - 
- May Lenna Balisidya / May Balisidya / Ndyanao Balisidya (1947-1987) was a Tanzanian writer
- Jacqueline Kibacha, poet.
- Ann Kihengu, entrepreneur, Prian, to replace dangerous kerosene lanterns with solar lanterns, , , 
- Jaki Kweka, former lawyer, current gourmet chocalatier, only indigenous chocolate maker in Tanzania, one of a few indigenous chocolate makers in Africa. Founder of Chocolate Mamas, , , 
- Susan Mashibe first FAA-certified pilot and mechanic, entrepreneur , , , , 
- Sandra A. Mushi, poet.
- your redlink here
- Gad Ami (1958– ), French-language novelist.
- Emilie Anifranie Ehah, also connected with Senegal.
Trinidad and Tobago
- Sherry-Ann Edwards first woman fleet chief petty officer in the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard , , 
- Marjorie R. Thorpe first woman head of the Public Services Commission (PSC) of T&T , , 
- Jane Bakaluba / Jane Jagers Bakaluba / Jane Bakaluba Kironde / Jane Kironde Bakaluba (born 1939), Ugandan novelist
- Bananuka Jocelyn Ekochu, writer
- Judith Kakonge of Femrite
- Hope Keshubi
- Rosemary Kyarimpa of Femrite
- Rose Mbowa (1947-1999) was a Ugandan dramatist, actress and feminist activist.
- Rebecca Mpagi woman pilot , , 
- Margaret Ntakalimaze of Femrite
- Jane Okot p'Bitek
- Christine Oryema-Lalobo
- Philomena Rwabukuku of Femrite
- Barbara Beese British Black Panther 
- Beverley Bryan British Black Panther 
- Yvonne Greenstreet Medical Doctor, pharmaceuticals consultant ,  p 55
- Leila Howe, British Black Panther, not as many easy sources about her, 
- Nola Ishmael (born ca. 1943) black person to become a director of nursing in London
- Altheia Jones-Lecointe, British Black Panther, 
- Aicha McKenzie first black British Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion, Olympic choreographer , , p 14
- Liz Obi, British Black Panther, 
- Joy Odili first black female plastic surgeon in Britain , p 55
- Sandie Okoro p 70, , , , 
- Lilian Bader - 
- Ida Shepley - ODNB
- Amanda Aldridge - ODNB
- Esther Bruce - ODNB
- Carrie Boustead First British black female footballer, Scottish - , , , , 
- Frankie Adams (activist), activist, social worker, 
- Sadie L. Adams, suffragist, Alpha Suffrage Club
- Cecelia Nabrit Adkins, first African American to lead the Publishers Association
- Adjoa Aiyetoro, activist, National Director of the National Conference of Black Lawyers 
- Frances Albrier, activist, , 
- Delores P. Aldridge, educator, author 
- Joyce London Alexander, judge 
- Carol Anderson (this is a redirect), African American studies at Emory.
- Anita Bush Theater Company, started by Anita Bush, 
- Alexinia Baldwin, educator specializing in gifted children 
- Harriett Ball, pioneering educator 
- Anna DeCosta Banks, first graduate of "Dixie Hospital"′s colored nursing program.  pp24-26 - draft in progress here
- Ellen Banks, artist 
- Lezli Baskerville, president of NAFEO 
- Darlene Battle, Social activist, Hall of Fame of Delaware Women, 
- Phoebe Beasley, artist
- Faye Z. Belgrave, psychologist 
- Sharon Bell Mathis, author of award-winning children's books
- Sandra Ben, pastor and community organizer, Hall of Fame of Delaware Women, 
- Black Women for Wellness, 
- Black Women’s Blueprint, 
- Black Women’s Playwright Group, founded in DC, 
- Black Women’s Roundtable, 
- Marie C. Bolden (June 1894-?) first winner of the National Spelling Contest , , , , , , , ,  (Not sure you can use any of this, but she later married Clarence Brown (also a mail carrier). , , )
- Daisy Chapman Brooks, artist
- Carrie E. Bullock, nurse associated with NACGN pp 17-19
- Mary Lou Burks, first black woman lawyer in the US Navy
- Evelyn Thomas Butts, civil rights activist, challenged Virginia's poll tax. She's mentioned here in relation to Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections, since the two sort of went together. , , , , 
- Carole Byard, artist/illustrator
- Laura Bowman - ODNB
- Grace Campbell (1883-1940), pioneering black socialist; first woman of any race to run for public office in the state of New York 
- Carolyn Cannon-Alfred, pharmacologist and author of medical handbook 
- Lauren Young Casteel, first black woman to head a foundation in Colorado, Colorado Women's Hall of Fame
- Asha Castleberry, Army Reserve Captain, 
- De-stub Dana Chandler, artist and educator 
- Irene Clark, artist
- Lori Ann Coleman (born 1968), African American writer, singer
- Betty Elaine Collette, 
- Edna Meade Colson (1888-1985), companion to Amaza Lee Meredith, Educator in Virginia, 
- Nekisa Cooper, film producer (Pariah)
- Carol Blanche Cotton, psychologist, dean of Bennett College for Women 
- Ellen Craft ODNB
- Estella V. Crosby, businesswoman and activist 
- Zina Pickens Cruse, first African-American woman elected Circuit Judge, 20th Judicial Circuit, State of Illinois
- Elnora D. Daniel first African American president of the Virginia State Board of Nursing , 
- Mildred Davenport (dancer) trailblazing dancer 
- Judith Nelson Dilday first black president of the Women's Bar Association 
- Rosetta Douglass or Rosetta Douglass Sprague an active and recognized member of the National Association of Colored Women and a teacher.  Her father was Frederick Douglass.
- Lulu Fleming/Louise Cecilia Fleming (1862-1899), first Black woman to be appointed for career missionary service with the Woman's Baptist Foreign Missionary Society of the West 
- Julia Caldwell Frazier, (1863-1929), TX educator, 
- Jessie Gideon Garnett, Boston's first black female dentist 
- Ida A. Gibbs / Ida Gibbs Hunt (1862-1957), educator and Pan-Africanist 
- Donna Latson Gittens television executive 
- Vera Wesley Green, suffragist, Alpha Suffrage Club
- Adelaide Hall ODNB
- Rubye Hibler Hall, Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame 
- Amy Height ODNB
- Freddye Scarborough Henderson, applied art and clothing professor and fashion editor, 
- Nzinga Ratibisha Heru/Nzinga Ratibisha Hem/Queen Nzinga Ratibisha Heru, 
- Viola Hill, suffragist, Alpha Suffrage Club
- Patricia Brown Holmes, Interview in Crain's, Past president Black Women Lawyers, CV, Another interview
- Charlotte Moton Hubbard, (1911-1994) daughter of Robert Russa Moton  
- Alice Huffman, president of the California State Conference of the NAACP
- Sadie Sawyer Hughley, (1912-2004) librarian and civil rights and anti-war activist , , , , , , , 
- Hattie I. Hutchinson (?-1913) only black woman at the time in Iowa with a diploma from a pharmaceutical college, , 
- Mary E. Jackson, suffragist, YWCA, Alpha Suffrage Club, , , , 
- Gretchen Jackson, radio host 
- Zakiya Jemmott, Black lives matter, activist, interview, 
- Erma Johnson first black and first woman chair of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's Board of Directors.
- Anna Faith Jones director of the Boston Foundation 
- Maria Perkins Lawton, (1864-1946) NY clubwoman, , Brooklyn center named after her,
- Florence LeSuerer, first woman to preside over an NAACP chapter 
- Anita Posey Lowe, ceramic artist, 
- Gwendolyn Ann Magee, (1943-2011) fiber artist, quilter , Manoubia - is a Tunisian holy womanvestitch.blogspot.com/2009/02/gwendolyn-magee-in-her-own-words.html, art in Smithsonian, 
- Marie Madre Marshall/Marie Madre/Marie Madre-Marshall, activist and early member of NAACP, 
- Jane Ellen McAllister, educator 
- Dani McClain, African American activist
- Myra McDaniel, first African American Texas secretary of state, 
- Floretta Dukes McKenzie, educator 
- Mable Parker McLean, first female president of Barber-Scotia College 
- Jennifer Mieres, cardiac disease expert, , ,, , , 
- Ellie A. Walls Montgomery, Houston based social worker 
- Joyce Solomon Moorman, pianist and composer  
- Jennie Moton (1880-1942) (née Jennie Dee Booth) wife of Robert Russa Moton , , 
- Dionne Mack, (also Mack-Harvin) first African American library director in El Paso, Texas. First African American to head a major public library system in NY. , , 
- Jennie B. Moton, president of [], 
- Asia Murphy, work in Madagascar, ,  (may be TOOSOON,but use your judgment!)
- Nina Mae McKinney - ODNB
- Denise Lynn Nappier, (1951-), First woman elected State Treasurer in Connecticut history, first African American woman elected State Treasurer in the nation, and first African American woman elected to statewide office in Connecticut Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame
- National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses (1908-1948) 
- The National Association of Black Military Women, 
- National Black Women’s Justice Institute, 
- Marcella Hayes Ng first African American to become a pilot in the US military , , , 
- Faith Wambura Ngunjiri, professor at Concordia U at Minnesota
- Drusilla Nixon (1899-1990), El Paso Women's Hall of Fame, 
- Helen Eugenia Parker, (1909-unknown), draftswoman in Detroit and librarian in Little Rock, , 
- Carrie Saxon Perry, first African-American woman to be mayor of a major northeastern US city (Hartford CT, elected 1987)
- Aaronetta Hamilton Pierce, African American patron of the arts, Texas Women's Hall of fame, , 
- Naomi Polk, TX artist, 
- Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, astrophysicist, check if she passes PROF, is mentioned in news a lot
- Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry, Activist and Philanthropist. Founder of the Big Sister Home,. Daughter of Rosetta Douglass Sprague, who was Frederick Douglass' daughter.
- Caroline Quarlls (1824-1892), first known person to escape slavery through Wisconsin's Underground Railroad, 
- Sarah Parker Remond - ODNB
- Pauline Short Robinson, first African American librarian in Denver, Colorado Women's Hall of Fame
- Sandra Rowe, artist, writer, curator, , 
- Alice Wiley Seay, New York clubwoman, , 
- Mary Shadd ODNB
- Ada Simond, Austin writer, historian and educator, Texas Women's Hall of Fame, 
- Monica Simpson, executive director of SisterSong, activist for women's reproductive rights. , , , interview
- SisterLove, Inc, 
- Harriet L. Smith, first Black teacher in the Boston Public Schools  obit:
- Margaret Charles Smith (1906-2004) Alabama Women's Hall of Fame midwife. , , +, 
- Donnya Elle Stephens, Educator in Texas, Texas Women's Hall of Fame, 
- Theora Stephens, inventor of modern curling iron -- some trouble finding refs not behind paywalls, etc.
- Barbara Madden-Swain, ceramic artist
- Velma Scantlebury see Barbados
- Cornelia Estelle Smith ODNB
- Muriel Smith (singer) ODNB
- E. Alice Taylor, "legendary NAACP leader" 
- Ada Belle Samuels Thoms, co-president of the NACGN
- Lucy Thurman, 3rd president of the National Association of Colored Women Clubs, 
- M'Lis Ward first African American woman to captain for a major U.S. commercial airline, United Airlines.
- Alvia J. Wardlaw, teacher and curator, Texas Women's Hall of Fame, 
- Isabel Washington
- Elaine Weddington, Red Sox asst. general manager 
- Beaulah Wheeler, first black female law graduate of Iowa U, 
- Ann Williams (artist), first African American to earn a master of arts degree in Texas, Texas Women's Hall of Fame, 
- Gladys Wood, Boston's first Black public school principal 
- Carolyn Wright (justice), chief justice for the 5th circuit court of appeals, first African American to head a Texas intermediate court of appeal, Texas Women's Hall of Fame, 
US Virgin Islands
- Elizabeth Anna Hendrickson (1884–1946) , , 
- Lucinda Sewer Millin (1892-1981) first female Senator in St. Johns, V.I. , , 
- Eileen R. Petersen, first female territorial court judge , 
- Susan Chitabanta (born 1953), the first indigenous Zambian woman to publish a novel
- Yichida Ndlovu first civilian pilot 
- Chipo Matimba, first pilot , 
- Doreen Sibanda National Gallery of Zimbabwe
- Edwina Spicer, Zimbabwe
- Wikipedia is a tertiary resource, which relies upon secondary sources. Wikipedia is not a place for original research.
- For more guidance on the use of sources, see this guide here.
- We will provide a variety of reference books on the day.
- Editors will also have access to some University of Edinburgh e-resources.
- Search for articles on Google Scholar
- Try the Wikipedia Library's list of free resources
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- The Hathi Trust Digital Library - 100s of novels & other assorted texts
- Shareable Images can be found through a Creative Commons search(which includes Google, Flickr & Wikicommons in its search).
- Images from Edinburgh University's collections - http://images.is.ed.ac.uk/
- DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more.
- Edinburgh Research Archive. For theses produced at the University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Research Archive
- Proquest Dissertations
- More at: Edinburgh University Library - Theses database
- Mangrove nine - The Mangrove Nine were a group of British black activists tried for inciting a riot at protest on 9 August 1970 against the police targeting of the Mangrove Restaurant, Notting Hill. Their trial lasted 55 days and involved various challenges by the Nine to the legitimacy of the judicial process. They were all acquitted of the most serious charges and the trial became the first judicial acknowledgement of behaviour motivated by racial hatred within the Metropolitan police.
- Yemodish Bekele (born 1960) is an Ethopian poet and short story writer. The first Ethiopian woman to publish her own book of short stories, she is president of the Ethiopian Women Writers’ Association.
- Simone Badal-McCreath - is a leading Jamaican chemist and cancer researcher. In 2014 she was one of five women awarded the Elsevier Foundation Award for Early Career Scientists in the Developing World for her creation of a lab at the Natural Products Institute to research the anti-cancer properties of natural Jamaican products. She currently lectures in Basic Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Mona, Jamaica.
- Yola Cain (1954 - 17 May 2000) was the first Jamaican born woman to gain a commercial and flight instructor license and the first woman to fly in the JDF, the Jamaica Defence Force.
- Aicha McKenzie (born February, 1977) is a former British gymnast, model and dancer who is also the CEO of AMCK Management.
- Bongi Ndaba (born 1972) is a South African producer and writer for television, actress and playwright.
- Esther Bruce - Josephine Esther Bruce (29 November 1912 to 17 July 1994) was a black British seamstress living in working-class London during the pre-Empire Windrush years.
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