Biochemist and pharmacologist Gertrude Elion was a trailblazer of modern medicine, and her work has shaped the way professionals today create new and life-saving pharmaceuticals.
A key figure in the development of modern public health.
One of the most dramatic buildings to grace the County’s landscape.
She blazed a path for female authors and thinkers to follow.
An enduring symbol of humanitarianism for her work during the American Civil War
Hallie Quinn Brown was a preeminent educator, writer, public speaker and activist in the causes of civil rights and suffrage throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Consumer Brewery building was located above the site of the old Aqueduct Bridge.
Dorothy Hamm (1919-2004) worked tirelessly to bring equality to Arlington County.
In 1968, Shirley Chisholm made history as the first African-American woman to be elected to Congress. She also broke barriers as the first woman to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972.
Central Library, First Floor
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington VA 22201