Category: Arts

Image description: A black-and-white photo of Lorraine Hansberry holding a pencil with her right hand and using her left to lean on a desk.

Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry's first Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun, changed how Black people's lives were shown in American theater.
Image description: A black-and-white photo of Margaret H’Doubler standing next to a model of the human skeleton and raising her right arm.

Margaret H’Doubler

Margaret H’Doubler, “founder of American college dance,” created a dance major — the first in the U.S. — at the University of Wisconsin in 1926.
Image description: A portrait-style photo of Ruth Gruber sitting on a chair.

Ruth Gruber

Ruth Gruber was a journalist and humanitarian known for her work documenting the lives of refugees.
Image description: A black-and-white cameo-style photo of Zona Gale.

Zona Gale

In 1921, American author and playwright Zona Gale became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for the play MISS LULU BETT.
Image description: A black-and-white photo of Angna Enters holding a framed piece of art.

Angna Enters

Angna Enters was a renowned dancer, who produced over 200 mime compositions.
Image description: A black-and-white photo of Dickey Chapelle in her parachute gear.

Dickey Chapelle

Dickey Chapelle was the first female American war correspondent to parachute with American troops and the first killed covering combat.
Image description: A headshot of Joyce Carlson.

Joyce Carlson

Joyce Carlson was a Disney artist known for her work on the film LADY AND THE TRAMP and on the "It's a Small World" theme park attraction.
Image description: A photo of Lynda Barry holding up a drawing.

Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry, assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity at the UW-Madison, is a celebrated cartoonist, author, speaker, and instructor.