Women’s History Month: Activist Carmen Delgado Votaw

Puerto Rico native Carmen Delgado Votaw is a renowned activist moved and inspired to action by Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 March on Washington. She is a leading voice of women’s rights and betterment of children, Latinos, and other minorities throughout the world.


  • Ms. Delgado-Votaw, among other achievements, is recognized as being one of the 2014 Women of Character, Courage and Commitment by the National Women’s History Project.
  • In 1996, she wrote “Puerto Rican Women,” a bilingual women’s history book.
  • She’s also the recipient of the Veteran Feminists of America Medal of Honor awarded in 1999.

Source: National Women’s History Project


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