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.
Read more about Mary Church Terrell.
Some articles on mary church terrell:
... 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 ...
... 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), 150-56 "Lynching ...
Famous quotes containing the words terrell, mary and/or church:
“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 (18631954)
“Parenting is the one area of my life where I can feel incompetent, out of control and like a total failure all of the time.”
—Attorney Father. As quoted in Reviving Ophelia, by Mary Pipher, ch. 4 (1994)
“A little black thing among the snow
Crying weep, weep, in notes of woe!
Where are thy father & mother? say?
They are both gone up to the church to pray.”
—William Blake (17571827)