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Mary Church Terrell 90th Birthday: 1953 | by Washington Area Spark
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Mary Church Terrell 90th Birthday: 1953

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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Taken on September 23, 1953