Biography text researched and written by Victor Salvo
Supplemental research links by Carrie Maxwell
Biography edited by Owen Keehnen
Biography vetted and edited by Dr. Yvonne Welbon
Photograph for bronze casting by Dr. Yvonne Welbon

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Detroit Free Press (October 6, 2000): 5B.

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One-hundred-year-old Ruth Ellis Speaks Her Mind
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Eichberg, Sarah. "She Helps Many Just by Being Herself;
Pioneer a Role Model for Blacks, Lesbians."
Detroit Free Press (July 20, 1998): 1B.

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An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories
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