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Gaines, Irene McCoy

Mamie E. Locke.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 908 words.

Gaines, Irene McCoy (25 October 1892–30 March 1964), social worker and clubwoman, was born in Ocala, Florida, the daughter of Charles McCoy and Mamie Ellis. She grew up in Chicago where her...

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Garvey, Amy Ashwood

Barbara Bair.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1472 words.

Garvey, Amy Ashwood (18 January 1897–03 May 1969), Pan-African activist and feminist, was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, one of three children of Michael Delbert Ashwood and Maudriana...

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Height, Dorothy Irene

Nancy Marie Robertson.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1441 words.

Height, Dorothy Irene (24 March 1912–20 April 2010), social worker and civil rights and women’s activist, was born in Richmond, Virginia to James Edward Height and Fannie Burroughs Height....

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Marsh, Charlotte Augusta Leopoldine (1887–1961), suffragette and social worker

Michelle Myall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Politics; Gender and Politics. 819 words.

Marsh, Charlotte Augusta Leopoldine (1887–1961), suffragette and social worker, was born on 3 March 1887 at Alnmouth, Northumberland, the third daughter of Arthur Hardwick Marsh...

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Martin, Del

Marcia M. Gallo.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1395 words.

Martin, Del (05 May 1921–27 August 2008), lesbian and women’s rights activist and writer, was born Dorothy Louise Taliaferro in San Francisco to Jones and Mary Taliaferro. Del (as she...

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Montagu, Lilian Helen [Lily] (1873–1963), feminist and social worker

Geoffrey Alderman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1259 words.

Montagu, Lilian Helen [Lily] (1873–1963), feminist and social worker, was born at 96 Lancaster Gate, London, on 22 December 1873, the sixth of the ten children of Samuel Montagu, first...

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Williams, Elizabeth Sprague

Janet E. Schulte.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 938 words.

Williams, Elizabeth Sprague (31 August 1869–19 August 1922), social worker, was born in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Frank Williams, a civil engineer and businessman, and Olive...

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