Woman of the Year
Mary Ann Carroll
Mary Ann Carroll has an infectious smile. With her positive outlook and upbeat charm, it is hard to believe she passed through a time that was not so kind to women or African-Americans. While so many were fighting against the laws of Jim Crow and other regulations that divided our country, Carroll was honing her craft to mix oil paints and create some of the most intriguing and important art of the 20th century. Her fight opened the doors for many people of color who followed her into art galleries across America.