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us: Berry, Mary Frances

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    • us: Berry, Mary S.
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        (naf) Nashville (Tenn.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
        • Organization: (naf) University of Pennsylvania
        • Organization: (naf) University of Colorado
        • Organization: (naf) United States Commission on Civil Rights
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) African Americans--Civil rights--History
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) College teachers
            (lcsh) Scholars
              (lcsh) Public officers
                (lcsh) Civil rights workers
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            • Sources

              • found: Black resistance, white law, 1971.
              • found: 1979 NAACP convention coverage, c1979: caption (Mary S. Berry, Asst. Secretary of Education, H.E.W.)
              • found: The Northeastern voice webpage, May 5, 2000: (Mary Frances Berry, a former U.S. assistant secretary for education in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare; webpage includes photograph which matches image on video frame)
              • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 1938)
              • found: Wikipedia, Jan. 24, 2014 (Mary Frances Berry (b. Feb. 17, 1938, Nashville, TN) is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania; former chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights; former board chair of Pacifica Radio; she was also president of the Organization of American Historians; teaches American legal history at University of Pennsylvania)
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Berry, Mary Frances; legal scholar, civil rights activist, political activist; born 17 February 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States; bachelor of arts degree (1961) and master of arts degree (1962), Howard University; doctorate in history, University of Michigan (1966); JD degree, University of Michigan Law School (1970); director of the Afroamerican Studies program and chancellor at the University of Colorado; assistant secretary of education in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1977-1980); professor in the Department of History and Law at Howard University (1980-1987); appointed Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania (1987); in 1980 the Carter administration appointed her to the United States Commission on Civil Rights; in 1993 President Clinton appointed Berry as chairperson of the commission and in January of 1999 reappointed her)
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              • 1980-03-31: new
              • 2015-03-10: revised
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