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Georgia Women of Achievement

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  • Allie Carroll Hart (1913 - 2003)
    Allie Carroll Hart (1913–2003; sometimes known as Carroll Hart) was an American librarian, historian, archivist, and teacher who served as the director of the Georgia Department of Archives and His...
  • Frances Freeborn Pauley (1905 - 2003)
    Frances Freeborn Pauley (1905-2003) was a southern civil rights activist in Georgia, who battled against racial injustice and discrimination throughout her life. Due to her actions in the civil right...
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    Elfrida Barrow (1884 - 1970)
    * Residence : 1910 - Savannah Ward 3, Chatham, Georgia, United States* Residence : 1920 - Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States* Residence : 1930 - Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States* Re...
  • Mary Ellen "Nellie" Black (1851 - 1919)
    Nellie Peters Black (1851 - 1919) Nellie Peters Black devoted a lifetime of service to an extended community. Blessed with a strong mind and persuasive personality, she was an informed and forceful adv...
  • Lucy Barrow McIntire (1886 - 1967)
    Wife of Attorney Francis Percival McIntire. Mother of six children. Helped found the local League of Women Voters and the Junior League of Savannah (their first president). Co-founder of Historic Sav...

Georgia Women of Achievement

The Georgia Women of Achievement (GWA) recognizes women natives or residents of the U.S. state of Georgia for their significant achievements or statewide contributions. The concept was first proposed by Rosalynn Carter in 1988. The first induction was in 1992 at Wesleyan College, and has continued annually. The induction ceremonies are held each year during March, designated as Women's History Month. The organization consists of a Board of Trustees and a Board of Selections. Nominees must have been dead no less than ten years. Georgians, or those associated with Georgia, are selected based on the individual's impact on society. Nominations are proposed through documentation and an online nomination form, and must be submitted prior to October of any given year. GWA has traveling exhibits and speakers available upon request.


Website (list of honorees)