Marian Rogers Croak is a Vice President of Engineering at Google. She was previously the Senior Vice President of Research and Development at AT&T. She holds more than 200 patents. She was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2022, Croak was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for her patent regarding VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Technology. She is one of the first two Black women to receive that honor, along with Patricia Bath. Her invention allows users to make calls over the internet instead of a phone line. Today, the widespread use of VoIP technology is vital for remote work and conferencing.
By Associated PressDecember 11, 2022 at 8:24 p.m. EST
Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a Black feminist, child welfare advocate and lifelong community activist who toured the country speaking with Gloria Steinem in the 1970s and appears with her in one of the most iconic photos of the second-wave feminist movement, died Dec. 1 in the Tampa area. She was 84.
She died at the home of her daughter, Delethia Ridley Malmsten, who did not provide a specific cause.
Though they came to their feminist activism from different vantage points — Ms. Hughes from her community-based work and Steinem from journalism — the two forged a powerful speaking partnership in the early 1970s.
They toured the country at a time when feminism was seen as predominantly White and middle class, a divide dating to the origins of the American women’s movement. Steinem credited Ms. Hughes with helping her become comfortable speaking in public.
Mrs. Gertrude Wright Morgan (seated) and (left to right) Mrs. O.M. Waller, Mrs. H.F.M. Murray, Mrs. Mollie Lewis Kelan, Mrs. Ida D. Bailey, Miss Sadie Shorter and Mrs. Charlotte Hershaw
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She later became instrumental in founding the NAACP and played a prominent role in the suffrage movement and the fight for women’s rights. In addition to these activities, she served as president of the Women’s Era Club, was on the board of the Harriet Tubman House and was appointed by Gov. Cox to represent the Commonwealth at the dedication of the Frederick Douglass House Museum in 1922. And we should note that she was a tireless worker to get the 19th Amendment passed to give women the right to vote.
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