Washington's Powerful Women

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  • Mignon Clyburn
  • Joyce Brayboy
  • Johnnetta Cole
  • Judith Browne Dianis
  • Danielle Gray
  • Racquel Russell
  • Tara Wall
  • Heather Foster
  • Danielle Crutchfield
  • Avis Jones-DeWeever
  • Nadine Gracia
  • Dot Harris
  • Melanie Roussell
  • Donna Edwards
  • Crystal Wright
  • Girl Power
  • Michelle Obama
  • Valerie Jarrett
  • Stacey Davis Stewart
  • Donna Brazile
  • Marcia Fudge
  • Maxine Waters
  • Karen Bass
  • Tara Setmayer
  • Susan Rice

Johnnetta Cole

Although Washington is the epicenter of politics, it also has several world-renowned museums to which admission is free. At the helm of the National Museum of African Art is Johnnetta Cole, who was also Spelman College's first African-American female president. 

(Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for the Jackie Robinson Foundation)

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