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Marie Richardson at Home at Her Desk

Marie Richardson at her desk in her home at 1638 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC taken December 22, 1946.

 

At the time, Richardson was executive secretary of the Washington branch of the National Negro Congress and was leading the fight locally for a permanent federal Fair Employment Practices Commission.

 

Richardson was the possibly the first African American woman to serve a major labor union at a national level and was sent to prison for four and a half years during the McCarthy-era.

 

For an article on Marie Richardson see washingtonspark.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/a-dc-labor-civil...

 

For more photos related to Marie Richardson, see the Washington Area Spark Flickr set “Marie Richardson Remembered.” flic.kr/s/aHsjCTUPan

 

Photo by D. A. Harris, Jr., courtesy of Afro American Newspapers, all rights reserved.

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Taken on December 22, 1946