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us: Berry, Mary Frances



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    • us: Berry, Mary S.
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    • 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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