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us: Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954


  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Mary Eliza
  • Variants

    • us: Terrell, Mollie, 1863-1954
    • us: Church, Mollie, 1863-1954
    • us: Church, Mary, 1863-1954
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1863-09-23
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1954-07-24
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Memphis (Tenn.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Highland Beach (Md.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Oberlin College
        • Organization: (naf) Wilberforce University
        • Organization: (naf) National Association of Colored Women (U.S.)
        • Organization: (naf) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    • Gender

        female
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) African American women civic leaders
          (lcsh) Social reformers
            (lcsh) Civil rights workers
              (lcsh) College teachers
          • Sources

            • found: Harriet Beecher ...
            • found: Quest for equality, 1990: CIP t.p. (Mary Eliza Church Terrell)
            • found: NUCMC data from Howard Univ., Moorland-Spingarn Research Center for Her Papers, 1895-1953 (hdg.: Terrell, Mary (Church), 1863-1954)
            • found: NUCMC data from Howard Univ., Moorland-Spingarn Research Center for Her Papers, 1888-1976 (Mary Church Terrell, 1863-1954; African American lecturer and civic leader who fought for women's rights, democracy and peace; also championed the fight against segregation and discrimination)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed September 16, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Terrell, Mary Church; Terrell, Mary Eliza Church; social reformer, civil rights activist, clubwoman, educator, organization founder/official, prolific author; born 23 September 1863 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States; attended Oberlin College (1880-1884), earned BA with in Classical Languages; heald a teaching position at Wilberforce College, Ohio; founder and first president of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) (1896-1901); served on Board of Education, Washington, D.C. (1895-1901, 1906-1911); member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); president of the Women's Republican League of Washington, D.C.); in the 1940s-1950s her national recognition was enhanced by her efforts to end segregation in the public accommodations of Washington, D.C. died 24 July 1954 in Highland Beach, Maryland, United States)
          • Change Notes

            • 1980-03-28: new
            • 2016-04-27: revised
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