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Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell (September 23, 1863 – July 24, 1954), daughter of former slaves, was one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree. She became an activist who led several important associations, including the National Associate of Colored Women, and worked for civil rights and suffrage.

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Mary Church Terrell House
... Mary Church Terrell House was a home of civil rights leader Mary Church Terrell in Washington, D.C. ... Terrell was the first black woman to serve on an American school board, in 1896 ...
Mary Church Terrell - Works
... Church Review (January 1900), 340-354 "Club Work of Colored Women", Southern Workman, August 8, 1901, 435-438 "Society Among the COlored People of Washington", Voice of the Negro (April 1904 ...

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    Please stop using the word “Negro.”... We are the only human beings in the world with fifty-seven variety of complexions who are classed together as a single racial unit. Therefore, we are really truly colored people, and that is the only name in the English language which accurately describes us.
    —Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954)

    I cannot help wondering sometimes what I might have become and might have done if I had lived in a country which had not circumscribed and handicapped me on account of my race, but had allowed me to reach any height I was able to attain.
    —Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954)

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