Spotlight Biography is the Smithsonian's virtual center-stage for famous and not-so-famous American artists and athletes, soldiers and scientists, inventors and social reformers, and other interesting people. On these pages you will find images and information from across the Smithsonian about men and women who have shaped our history and culture.

Try out the links to learn more about the lives and accomplishments of these exceptional Americans. Highlighted words in the text of each biography are links to relevant pages within the Smithsonian's Website. At the bottom of each page are links that connect you with Websites around the world. Click on the small portraits to see a larger version of the image


Spotlight Biography was made possible by a grant from the Smithsonian Women's Committee.


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