Mary Church Terrell 90th Birthday: 1953

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    Mary Church Terrell celebrating her 90th birthday September 23, 1953 in Washington, D.C. From left to right: Federal Judge William Hastie, Ms. Terrell, NAACP President Walter White and Eugene Davidson, another NAACP official.

    Terrell bridged the generations of African American activists as a contemporary of Frederick Douglas who continued to lead civil rights struggles until her death in 1954.

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    Washington Star Staff Photo, Courtesy of the DC Public Library, Washington Star Collection © Washington Post.

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