This virtual tour celebrates women who have made a lasting impression on Atlanta. You may not recognize all of their names, but you will be inspired by their stories. The one thing they all have in common is that you can "connect" with them if you know where to go and what to look for. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to make those connections by visiting the various buildings, monuments and historical sites that bear their names. You will have to get off the beaten path to connect with some of these ladies, but it will be worth it!
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- Barbara Miller Asher — This tireless public servant became known as Atlanta's Architect for the Future
- Selena Sloan Butler — This teacher's strong sense of purpose improved educational outcomes for all children
- Rosalynn Carter — This Georgia native is a former First Lady of the United States and Founder of The Carter Center
- Annie E. Casey — This Seattle widow raised four children and left a legacy that would impact Atlanta in a profound way
- Xernona Clayton — This ceiling-shattering broadcaster and civil rights leader had an Atlanta street named in her honor
- Martha Lumpkin Compton — Before it was Atlanta, the name was "Marthasville." Meet Martha!
- Mayor Shirley Franklin — This courageous mayor helped to turn Atlanta around after years of mismanagement
- Dorothy Chapman Fuqua — This generous philanthropist created one of the crown jewels of Atlanta
- Julia Collier Harris — This courageous journalist brought Georgia its first Pulitzer Prize
- Alice Stubbs Hawthorne — This 44-year old mother lost her life while celebrating the 'human spirit' at the 1996 Olympics
- Coretta Scott King — This civil rights pioneer was committed to social justice and peace
- Harriet E. Giles — This staunch advocate for women's education co-founded Spelman College
- Nancy Morgan Hart — Meet a Revolutionary War heroine from Georgia
- Mary Latimer McLendon — This tireless activist became known as the "Mother of Suffrage" in Georgia
- Margaret Mitchell — This Atlanta native wrote one of the most popular books of all-time
- Sophia B. Packard — This courageous and dedicated educator was a co-founder of Spelman College
- Dr. Roslyn Pope — This Civil Rights icon penned a pivotal document while attending Spelman College
- Agnes Irvine Scott — This courageous woman had a college named in her honor
- Laura Spelman Rockefeller — Spelman College was named in this philanthropist's honor
- Mtamanika Youngblood — This "cultural crusader" is preserving the Sweet Auburn Historic District