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Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954)

Beale St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 21.1263", -90° 2' 56.414256"
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Born in Memphis in 1863, Mary Church Terrell was
noted as a champion for human rights. The daughter of millionaire Robert
Church, Sr., she was graduated from Oberlin College in 1884 and later
made her home in Washington, D.C. In 1904, she was a delegate to the
International Council of Women in Berlin, where she was the only woman to
address the group in French, German and English. A 1909 charter member of
the NAACP, she was an active worker for woman's suffrage and the passage
of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. She
authored A Colored Woman in a White World.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) Historical Marker Location Map, Memphis, Tennessee Map