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WOMEN


Books

Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, editor, Darlene Clark Hine. Brooklyn, NY, Carlson Publishers, 1992. 2 v.
The Military, pp 791-797
Book call no.: 920.72 B627

Black Women in the Armed Forces, 1942-1974: A Pictorial History, edited by Jesse L. Johnson. Hampton, VA, Johnson, 1974. 110 p.
Book call no.: 355.8996073 J67bb

Bragg, Janet Harmon. Soaring Above Setbacks: The Autobiography of Janet Harmon Bragg, African American Aviator. Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996. 120 p.
Book call no.: 92 B8133s

Earley, Charity Adams. One Woman's Army: A Black Officer Remembers the WAC. College Station, Texas A&M University Press, 1989. 218 p.
Book call no.: 92 E122o

Freydberg, Elizabeth H. Bessie Coleman, The Brownskin Lady Bird. New York, Garland Pub., 1994. 156 p.
Book call no.: 92 C6921f

Putney, Martha S. When the Nation Was in Need: Blacks in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. Metuchen, NJ, Scarecrow Press, 1992.
Book call no.: 940.5403 P993w

Rich, Doris. Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993. 153 p.
About Bessie Coleman, 1896-1926.
Book call no.: 92 C6921r


Periodicals

Air Force Graduates First Black Women Pilot (T. Claiborne) Ebony 38:46+ January 1983.

Bird, Julie. Making History: Brigadier General Selectee Harris and Her Climb to the Top. Air Force Times 50:12-13+ July 16, 1990.
About the Air Force's first black female general, Marcelite Harris.

Drew, Robin. Army's (2dLt. Marcella A.) Hayes, 1st Black Woman Aviator in U. S. Forces. U. S. Army Aviation Digest 26:inside back cover January 1980.

Education of Margaret Jackson: Member of the Women's Army Corps, September 1943-March 1946. Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military 9:56-77 Winter 1991.

First Black Female Air Force General (Marcelite J. Harris). Air Force Times 50:61 January 22, 1990.

Gomez, Rita V. Black WACs and Bad Times in the Good War. Current News Special Edition: Equal Opportunity No. 1911: 21-22: June 1992.

Haynes, Karima A. Sisters-In-Arms. Ebony 49:118-122 March 1994.
Several black women veterans describe their feelings following the dedication of a memorial honoring women Vietnam veterans.

Howard, Grendel. Carrying Forth a Tradition (black women in the Army). Soldiers 40:28-32 February 1985.

McKenna, Pat. Nursing Old Wounds: Retired Major Recalls Struggles as First Black in Regular Army Nurse Corps. Airman 42:38-41 April 1998.
About Nancy Leftenant-Colon.

Miller, Richard E. The Golden Fourteen, Plus: Black Navy Women in World War One. Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military 13:7-13 Fall-Winter 1995.

Moore, Brenda L. African-American Women in the U.S. Military. Armed Forces & Society 17:363-384 Spring 1991.

Moore, Brenda L. Serving with Dual Mission: African-American Women in World War II. National Journal of Sociology 7:1-42 Summer 1993.

Muradian, Vago. Guard Has First Black Female General. Army Times 54:25 December 6, 1993.
About Air National Guard Brigadier General Irene Trawell-Harris.

The Untold Story Of Black Women In The Gulf War. African-Americans Helped Redefine the Role of Females in the Military. Ebony 46:100 September 1991.

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