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Demo: Eula Johnson

  • EDIT: She was considered by some to be the "Rosa Parks of Fort Lauderdale"
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1. Margaret De Patta, American jewelry designer 

  • EDIT: Much more could be added to this article (for example, she was the co-founder of the Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco). Below are some sources where you can find more information about her. Remember to cite the sources you use -- this is how to do that in Wikipedia.

2.Tránsito Amaguaña, Ecuadorian indigenous rights activist​

3. Maria Björnson, theater designer

4. Linda Lindeberg, painter

  • EDIT: Add birth and death dates in the first sentence.
    • Example: William Alexander Spinks Jr. (1865–1933) was an American professional player 
  • EDIT: The article doesn't include the fact that her archive is in the Archives of American Art. You could mention this in the article, and include a citation to their website: https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/linda-lindeberg-papers-9144#overview

5. Marie Maynard Dalybiochemist

  • EDIT: This sentence needs a citation added to it: She was the first Black American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry (awarded by Columbia University in 1947). You might be able to re-use one of the citations listed in the Reference list (instead of finding new sources).

6. Elisabeth Bergner, actress

  • EDIT: This sentence in the article should have a citation after it: Bergner recounted the story to writer Mary Orr, who based a short story "The Wisdom of Eve" (1946) in Cosmopolitan magazine on Bergner's experience. You can use this NY Times article as a source for the citation.

7. Anna Donald, epidemiologist

  • EDIT: Add citations to [citation needed] tags. You might be able to re-use some of the citations in the Reference list (instead of finding new sources).

8. Sophie Rebecca, ballet dancer

9. Eula Johnson, activist

  • EDIT: Add an internal link to the Wikipedia article for Dr. Von Mizell (click here to learn how to create an internal link)
  • EDIT: There is a lot more information you could add to this article. Read some of the sources in the References list and see what other facts about her you can add to the article. Make sure to include a citation to the information that you add. This is how to add citations in Wikipedia. Here is another source you could use: History Miami archives

10. Maud Younger, suffragist and labor activist

  • EDIT: According to this book, she was known as the "millionaire waitress", but the article on Wikipedia doesn't include this information. Find this information on page 372 of the book (available as an ebook through the GCC Library), and then paraphrase the information in your own words. Add your words to the article on Wikipedia, and include a citation to the ebook. This is is how to add a citation in Wikipedia.

11. Susan McKinney Steward, physician

  • EDIT: The first paragraph of this article needs citations. For example, this sentence should have a citation: From 1870 to 1895, she ran her own practice in Brooklyn and co founded the Brooklyn Women's Homeopathic Hospital and Dispensary. Add a citation to the end of this sentence. Here is a source you can use: blackpast.orgThis is is how to add a citation in Wikipedia.

12. Dorothy Vaughan, mathematician

  • EDIT: The first paragraph needs citations. This sentence for example could use a citation: In 1949, she became acting supervisor of the West Area Computers, the first African-American woman to supervise a group of staff at the center. Add a citation to the end of this sentence. Find a source in the References section that supports this claim. Then cite the source (using the Re-use option). This is is how to add a citation in Wikipedia.

13. Jasmyne Cannick, activist

  • EDIT: This article needs citations. Find the [citation needed] tags in the article and see if you can find a source to support the claims in these sentences. Start with the sources in the References list of the article. When you have found a source, add a citation to it at the end of the sentence. This is is how to add a citation in Wikipedia.

​14. Everjoice Win, Zimbabwean Women's rights activist

  • EDIT: Create an internal link to ActionAid Wikipedia article (click here to learn how to create an internal link)
  • EDIT: She published a chapter in a book. You could add this information to the Publications section in her Wikipedia article. Add the information to the Publications section (chapter title, author, title of book, publication date), and provide a citation to this source

15. Lee Krasner, artist

  • EDIT: The first paragraph of the article needs citations. Start with the sources in the References list of the article. When you have found a source, add a citation to it at the end of the sentence. This is is how to add a citation in Wikipedia.

16. Dolores CacuangoEcuadorian indigenous rights activist​

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