Today in History: Mary Church Terrell

Today in History–September 23–the Library of Congress features Mary Church Terrell, born on this day in 1863. One of the first African American women to graduate from college, Terrell worked as an educator, political activist, and first president of the National Association of Colored Women. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below.

Mary Church Terrell primary source set

Mary Church Terrell Papers

Mary Church Terrell: Advocate for African Americans and Women Transcription Project

Mary Church Terrell image set

Mary Church Terrell historical newspaper coverage

Portions of Terrell’s autobiography – drafts of A Colored Woman in a White World

More individual primary sources

Crowdsourcing and the Papers of Mary Church Terrell, Suffragist, and Civil Rights Activist Teaching with the Library of Congress March 5, 2019

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