Northern Indiana Women Activists

A list of notable Hoosier women
5/9/2017
Northern Indiana Women Activists

Marjorie Dickerson Wickliffe
was active in the Fort Wayne branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She also helped establish the Phyllis Wheatley Center, as well as the Fort Wayne Urban League.

Corrinne Mudd Brooks
was a member of the Girls’ Work Committee at the Phyllis Wheatley Center. She also operated her husband’s mortuary, Micheaux Funeral Home, for 51 years after his death. The funeral home was the oldest African-American owned business in Fort Wayne history.

Lucinda Briggs
was the first female president of the Fort Wayne chapter of the NAACP. She also was active in the Fort Wayne Urban League and the Jenny Connor Civic Club, which helped provide scholarships to local black teens.

Monica Wehrle & Harriet Miller
were women’s rights activists who created the Women’s Bureau of Fort Wayne. The bureau is a nonprofit agency serving area women and children.
 
Other Notable Hoosier Women:
  • Margaret Ray Ringenberg
  • Carole Lombard
  • Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Anne Baxter
  • Florence Henderson
  • Shelley Long
  • Jane Pauley
  • Ida Harper
  • Marie Webster
  • Mariah Mendenhall
  • Saint Theodora Guerin
  • Dorothy Stratton
  • Kathleen “Flossie” Bailey
  • Jenna Fischer
 

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