Bess B. Walcott
Bess Bolden Walcott spent 1908-1962 working at Tuskegee Institute, where, while serving in many various positions, she established a Red Cross chapter. She went on to be the first African American female field director for the Red Cross, and supported the war effort through her work in Tuskegee. Her contributions to both Tuskegee and the state include her curation of the Carver Museum, which has become a national park that brings in visitors to Alabama every year. Photograph by P. H. Polk.