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Native of India who founded the Gateway Dance Theatre, a Des Moines-based company specializing in multiethnic dance.
First woman assigned to patrol duty on the Des Moines police force, serving from 1972 to 1982.
Women's study club organized in 1896 by college graduates for their intellectual improvement.
Franciscan nun sentanced to six months in federal prison for trespassing at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Communication specialist at Iowa State University who produced the documentary Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard.
Organization dedicated to legislative and educational efforts to prevent juvenile delinquency and support woman's suffrage.
Members of the Des Moines chapter of WILPF studied government policy on nuclear testing, the draft , the war in Vietnam, and the arms race. They held informational rallies and demonstrations and maintained a vigorous letter-writing campaign.
This local organization's goal was to, educate, and empower young women in the Greater Des Moines area through counseling and other programs.