(1911 – 2007) Elizabeth Sparks Adams was an outstanding leader and advocate of Michigan history. Born in Romeo, and later moved to Waterford Township, Adams’ contributions to the state of Michigan are unexcelled. She received her A.B. in History from Eastern Michigan University in 1934 and was awarded a State..Read More
(1913-2012) First woman and first African American to serve as director of a major public library system in the United States. In 1944, Clara accepted a position at the Detroit Public Library, and by her retirement, she had transformed libraries everywhere. With a focus on community, Clara worked to desegregate..Read More
(1797-1873) Native American Chief, community leader, preserver of Native traditions, philanthropist, and businesswoman of the Mackinaw area during the nineteenth century. Under her leadership, the Treaty of Detroit was negotiated the 1855, which kept the Odawa Tribe in their homelands, restored some of their lost hunting and fishing rights, and obtained monetary compensation.
Founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program in Flint, MI. “Dr. Mona” was the champion in uncovering the Flint Water Crisis and leading its recovery efforts. Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Freedom of..Read More
John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Michigan State University. Recently served a rotation as the Division Director of the Division of Chemistry at the U.S. National Science Foundation, a role few women have held. Dr. Wilson is a prominent scholar in the fields of theoretical and computational chemistry..Read More