A vibrant mew mural was dedicated on Aug. 13, 2022 in Downtown Cambridge. The Dorchester Women’s Mural features a dozen women from the past and present who have made a difference in Dorchester County and far beyond. Several of the women featured in the mural were on hand for the event. The mural was created this summer by Baltimore-based artist Bridget Cimino – who was selected among 17 applications.
The 12 women featured are: Yogananda Pittman, former Acting Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police; Civil Rights activist Gloria Richardson; Admiral Sara A. Joyner, the first female carrier strike fighter squadron leader; Anna Ella Carroll, advisor to President Lincoln; Bea Arthur, actress of stage, screen and television; champion sharpshooter Annie Oakley, social activist Harriet Tubman; Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley, the first woman and first African American mayor of Cambridge; Dr. Lida Orem Meredith, the first woman doctor in Dorchester County; Fronnie Jones, matriarch of a legendary 60-year, multi-generational crab picking family at J.M. Clayton’s; Donna Wolf Mother Abbott, the first woman Chief of the Nause Waiwash tribe, and Dakota Abbott Flowers, six-time champion muskrat skinner.
See the mural on the side of the Main Street Gallery at 518 Poplar St., Cambridge, MD.