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Suffragist - Mary Church Terrell

Suffragist - Mary Church Terrell Civil Rights Famous People Law and Politics

Born during America's Civil War, Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) wrote these words in 1898:

[African-American women] with ambition and aspiration [are] handicapped on account of their sex, but they are everywhere baffled and mocked on account of their race.

Among her many other accomplishments, she was the founder (in 1896) of the National Association of Colored Women.

This image depicts how Mary Church Terrell appeared, circa 1920, when American women gained the right to vote.


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Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.

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