(1863-1954)
MARY CHURCH TERRELL

Devoted her entire life to fighting for African and women’s right through out the world. She was born the year of the Emancipation Proclamation, and she died during the landmark Brown versus Topeka Board of Education decision. Her many talents included writer, lecturer, organizer and demonstrator. Never giving up on the fight for equality, she helped secure voting rights for women. During 1953, at 89, she headed a committee that forced desegregation in restaurants through Washington. D.C.