23 september 1968 & remembering mary church terrell
#OTD 23 September 1968 Remembering Mary Church Terrell on the 105th anniversary of her birth. She was born in 1863. She died on 24 July 1954. This photograph appeared in the 11 March 1954 issue of Jet—three months before she passed. She was attending the annual Martha Washington Ball in New York.
Your comments are welcome below. Were you, a family members or neighbor a member of the NACW? Did you attend the Chicago convention? Did you receive one of the books? Were you involved in the republication of the autobiography? Do you remember the headquarters at 16th & R? Do you have photographs or other ephemera? Is that Thurgood Marshall in the back toward the right? You may comment privately here.
Photo Courtesy Jet magazine and Vieilles Annonces from Flickr. Unfortunately, I can’t read the name of the photographer located at the bottom of the photograph. I will have to do more digging to give proper attribution.
Brittney Cooper, Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women 2017.
Treva B. Lindsey, Colored No More: Black Womanhood in Washington, DC. 2017.