Mary Church Terrell: Founder and Icon

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
through Sunday, March 15, 2020
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John Powell

Mary Church Terrell: Founder and Icon is on display at Paul Robeson Library now through March 15, 2020.

Mary Church Terrell was a pioneering figure in the intersectional movements for suffrage and civil rights. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1863, the same year that President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Mary was taught the value of education by her parents and became one of the first African-American women to graduate from Oberlin College in 1884. 

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