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Diversity -- Adoptees

Famous Adoptees and Foster Children Using adoption as its basis, this website is a searchable subject index with over 800 listings of women and men with an adoption background. Some of the entries are detailed, whereas some are still be developed.
http://www.dil.aber.ac.uk/dils/Research/RFocus9/ind_int.htm

Diversity -- African American

African American Heroes of the Era, 1865-1945, biographies about women and men who made a difference. (Presented by World Book.)
http://www.worldbook.com/fun/aajourny/html/bh119.html

African American Women accounts of slavery and in turn, the biography of their lives.
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/collections/african-american-women.html

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century are biographies and autobiographies of their actual works that have been digitalized on-line, courtesy of the New York Library.
http://digilib.nypl.org/dynaweb/digs-b/@Generic__CollectionView;hf=0

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century - Biographies consists of 37 short biographical entries about notable African American Women, including Hallie Q. Brown, Frances E.W. Harper, and Phillis Wheatley.
http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/biographies.html

American Slave Narratives contains narratives from former slaves that were interviewed between 1936 to 1938.
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/wpa/wpahome.html

Biographies Links to information on African American women, women's achievements through history and the international biography index.
http://www.ibiblio.org/cheryb/women/resource/biographies.html

Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences biographical information about more than 20 women who have contributed in the fields of science, including biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics, genetics, math and many other areas.
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Gale Group: Black History Month highlights the contributions of African Americans in the fields of literature, sport, activism, entertainment, and business.
http://www.gale.com/free_resources/bhm/bio/index.htm

Great African Queens profles more than a dozen women, of African ancestry, whose presence and contributions are noteworthy.
http://www.swagga.com/queen.htm

Harmon collection: Breaking Racial Barriers consists of a number of African American biographies (women and men).
http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/harmon/

Internet African American History Challenge profiles 5 women and 7 men who madecontributions to our country.
http://www.brightmoments.com/blackhistory/

NegroArtist links to slave narratives, newspaper writings, and images of African Americans.
http://www.negroartist.com/writings/writings.htm

Profiles of Contemporary Mathematicians of the African Diaspora contains biographical information about women and men in the math field, with PhD's and/or contributed mathematical endeavors.
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/madprofiles.html

South Carolina Notable African-Americans a lengthly list of women and men of importance from the South Carolina region.
http://www.sciway.net/afam/byname.html

Voices from the Gaps an instructional World Wide Web site focusing on the lives and works of women writers of color. It is designed to be used as a curricular project and to allow readers to learn about the vast number of women writers of color including June Jordan, Audre Lorde, and Zora Neale Hurston.
http://voices.cla.umn.edu/

UGA African American Studies brief biographical sketches of several key figures (women and men) in African American history.
http://www.uga.edu/~iaas/History.html

Uncrowned Queens: Biographies African American Women Community Builders of Western New York provides brief biographies, lists of honors, associations, and accomplishments.
http://wings.buffalo.edu/uncrownedqueens/files/bios.htm

Women of Color, Women of Words focused on African American women and offers access to biographical information and links to plays; research centers which have information about the playwright; critical and biographical resources about these women.
http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~cybers/home.html

Diversity -- Anthropologists

Cyberanthropologists a brief profile with links to additional information about women and men in the field of anthropology.
http://web3.cas.usf.edu/main/depts/ANT/cma/CMAnthropologists.htm

Diversity -- Asian

South Asian Women Network (SAWNET) uses internet news reports and sources to provide information about more than a hundred South Asian women.
http://www.sawnet.org/whoswho/

Diversity -- Deaf

DeafPeople a site that celebrates the achievements of deaf people in history, as well as those who are still active in their careers. A brief biography summary
http://www.deafpeople.com/

Diversity -- Explorers

Female Explorers Women Exploring Their World using article format, biographical information is provided about women who dared to go beyond society imposed sanctions in various fields.
http://femexplorers.com/more_articles.php?cat_id=1

Diversity -- Feminists

Individual Feminists biographies of international and national women who are feminists.
http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/indiv.html

Feminist Foremothers biographical information about 30 women who wrote feminist tracts or were published between 1400 and 1800.
http://www.pinn.net/~sunshine/march99/whm_99.html

Diversity -- Hall of Fame

National Women's Hall of Fame profiles 125 inductees.
http://www.greatwomen.org/

WITI Hall of Fame's Inductees biographical information about women scientists, engineers, and technologist who make a difference from 1996 through 1998.
http://www.witi.com/center/witimuseum/halloffame/index.php

Diversity -- Indigenous (Native Americans)

Native American Author. You'll find biography, bibliography, lesson plans, online etexts and critical reviews of selected authors whose works are taught in the public schools or at the university level.
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/natauth.htm

Native American Authors part of the Internet Public Library that cites brief descriptions of contemporary women and men, their works, and their tribe.
http://ipl.si.umich.edu/div/natam/bin/browse.pl/authors

SACNAS Biography Project highlights 26 women scienctists of Chicano/Latino and Native American origins.
http://64.171.10.183/biography/listsscientist.asp

Woman Spirit brief biographical sketches of 13 Native American women, including Nancy Ward, Pocahontas, and Sacajawea.
http://www.meyna.com/wspirit.html

Diversity -- Inventors

Inventor of the Week developed by the Lemelson-MIT Program, is dedicated to honoring the acclaimed and unsung heroes who have helped improve our lives through invention.
http://web.mit.edu/invent/i-archive.html

National Inventors Hall of Fame biographies of nationally recognized (1973 - 1999) women and men inventors.
http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/1_1_search.asp

Diversity -- Jews

Jewish Heroes and Heriones of America information about men and women, of Jewish background, who have made a difference or contributed in the United States.
http://www.fau.edu/library/brodytoc.htm

Jewish Women's Archives (JWA) profiles 9 women, providing extensive information about her life. The mission of the Jewish Women's Archive
http://www.jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/biographies_index.html

Jews In Sports Online tells the largely underappreciated story of Jewish athletes, from the famous to the unknown. The American Jewish Historical Society presents this digital archival record of the proud legacy of Jewish athletes, and how each one's accomplishments in the world of sports reflected on his or her particular society and era.
http://www.jewsinsports.org/

JSOURCE: Biographies of Jewish Women biographical information, photographs, and highlights about women of Jewish faith.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/biowomen.html

Diversity -- Latina, Mexican American

Famous BoriQua provided by Senor BoriQuai, focuses on women from the land of Puerto Rico to mainland USA and around the world. Included are biographies, photos and other helpful links about famous musicians, singers, sports athletes, politicians, artists, authors, Miss Universe and many others.
http://www.senorboriqua.net/index1.html

Famous Hispanics in the World & History highlights the works and lives of women and men with Hispanic origins.
http://coloquio.com/famosos/alpha.html

Gale Group profiles 50 notable Hispanic American men and women who've made a difference in the arts, entertainment, sports, world affairs, human rights and history.
http://www.gale.com/free_resources/chh/bio/index.htm

Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822 - 1995 biographical information about women and men in congress.
http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/contents.html

Hispanic Women in Leadership details about 13 women who have made difference.
http://www.hepm.org/womeninlead.htm

Las Mujeres links and details about 21 women who are leaders, authors, singers, or artists.
http://www.lasmujeres.com/

Latina Wall of Fame a commemorative feature recognizing Latinas who have made a meaningful impact on our lives, our communities, and our nation. So far more than a dozen brief profiles with links to additional information about Latina's throughout history are provided.
http://www.imdiversity.com/villages/hispanic/history_heritage/whm_wall_of_fame.asp

Making Face, Making Soul: Chicana feminist homepage paragraphs about many Chicanas, Chingonas...are those Chicanas and Latinas who have made significant professional, educational, and cultural achievements.
http://chicanas.com/chingonas.html

National Women's History Project Honored Latinas during NWHP 25 Years of Writing Women Back into History efforts. Consists of 14 brief profiles and photos.
http://www.nwhp.org/resourcecenter/honoredlatinas.php

Notable Hispanic Americans, provided by InfoPlease allows the reader to learn briefly about many women and men in the fields of the arts & entertainment, athletes, scientists, writers, and politics.
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/hhmbioaz.html

SACNAS Biography Project highlights 26 women scienctists of Chicano/Latino and Native American origins.
http://64.171.10.183/biography/listsscientist.asp

Diversity -- Lesbians

List of Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual People is a partial list of confirmed famous people who were or are gay, lesbian or bisexual. Links for additional information is also available.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gay,_lesbian_or_bisexual_people/A-E

Milwaukee LGBT History Project information about gays, lesbians, bi-sexual, and transgender active in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.
http://www.mkelgbthist.org/people/indiv.htm

Diversity -- Nobel Prize

Female Nobel Prize Laureates biographies since 1903.
http://www.almaz.com/nobel/women.html

Nobel e-Museum biographical accounts of women and men who have been awarded a Nobel Prize.
http://nobelprize.org/

Diversity -- Philosophers

Women Philosophers extensive listing of women whose contributions to the field of philosophy has largely been ignored. In an alphabetical listing (organized primarily by first names), the reader can read biographical, chronological, and philosophical information about more than fifty women philosophers.
http://www.women-philosophers.com/

Women Philosophers of Ancient Times Short paragraphs about various philosophers.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/9974/old.html

Women Philosophers of the Middle Ages links to 14 biographies about these philosophers.
http://faculty.msmc.edu/lindeman/mo1.htm

Diversity -- Sociologists

Dead Sociologists' Society provided from the Pfeiffer University, is a list of the various theorists, some biographical information, and a summary of their work.
http://www2.pfeiffer.edu/~lridener/DSS/DEADSOC.HTML

SocioSite Famous Sociologists, provided by the University of Amsterdam Dept. of Social Sciences,
http://www.sociosite.net/topics/sociologists.php