Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell (HM171F)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.341', W 90° 2.851'

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1863 - 1954

Born in Memphis in 1863, Mary Church Terrell was noted as a champion of human rights. The daughter of millionaire Robert Church, Sr., she was graduated from Oberlin College in 1884 and later made her home in Washington, D.C. In 1904, she was a delegate to the International Council of Women in Berlin, where she was the only woman to address the group in French, German and English. A 1909 charter member of the N.A.A.C.P., she was an active worker for women's suffrage and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, in the 1950s she lead marches to desegregate restaurants in Washington, D.C. She authored A Colored Woman in a White World.
HM NumberHM171F
Marker Number4E 123
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 769003 N 3892450
Decimal Degrees35.13901667, -90.04751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.341', W 90° 2.851'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 20.46" N, 90° 2' 51.06" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 399-439 Beale St, Memphis TN 38103, US
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