Mary Church Terrell



During her lifetime Mary was an activist who lead important associations that allowed help to work for civil rights and suffrage ( voting rights), what allowed her to be so successful and what did she go through in her life that made her work to become such an important person.

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Introduction:

Mary Church Terrell was born on September 23, 1863 and died on July 24,1954. Mary Church Terrell was one of the first black women to earn a collage degree. Along with being one of the first black women to get a collage degree she was the first black woman in the United States to be appointed to be on the District of Columbia Board of Education. Mary was a teacher and a principal.
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Background information :

  • She was one of the first African American women to earn a collage degree.
  • Mary Church Terrell was the first black women in the United States to be appointed to the District of Columbia Board of Education. She held this position from 1895-1906.
  • Founded the National Association of University Women ( NAUW )
  • Went side by side with Frederick Douglass to fight to get rid of certain things like lynching


Mary Church Terrell worked as a teacher and a principal before she worked for the district of Columbia. She studied in Europe for a couple years were she learned French, German, and Italian.