Mary Church Terrell
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Mary Eliza Church was born September 23, 1863, in Memphis, Tennessee. She got married later changed her name to Mary Church Terrell
Terrell attended Oberlin College in Ohio where in 1884 she became one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree.
In 1884, Terrell became one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree.
Brown v. Board of Education
She met Robert Heberton Terrell an attorney who eventually became Washington, D.C.'s first black municipal judge. In 1891 the couple married.
She spoke out about the problem and with some fellow activists founded the National Association of Colored Women in 1896.
Near the end of Terrells life she saw the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling of Brown v. Board of Education which ended segregation in schools. Nearly two months later she passed away.
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