In celebration of Washington, D.C. Emancipation Day, the Howard University Community Association, in partnership with the Robert & Mary Church Terrell House and LeDroit Park Museum & Cultural Center presents
“Lifting as We Climb: Mary Church Terrell, From Emancipation to Desegregation.”
Friday, April 15, 2005
Opening Ceremony & Keynote Address
575 Seventh Street NW
Saturday, April 16, 2005
Panel and Roundtable Discussions
Howard University Blackburn Center
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Mary Church Terrell, one of the most outspoken and inspiring women of her era, was an activist intellectual, educational policymaker, orator, author, and crusader for women’s suffrage, anti-lynching reforms, and civil rights. She taught at Washington, DC’s legendary M Street High School, served a three-year term as president of the National Association of Colored Women, was a founding organizer of the NAACP, was active in the National American Woman Suffrage Organization, and played a key role in the desegregation of Washington, DC.
This symposium will provide a rich opportunity to explore Black urban life and 20th century reform movements through the prism of Mary Church Terrell's life, and discuss a vision for a museum and cultural center to be located at the historic Mary Church Terrell House.
Admission is Free. Registration is required. To register, call or e-mail (telephone number and e-mail address provided in the contact information below). If interested in earning Academic Credit or Continuing Education Units call Olga Benjamin at 301-608-4100.
Leslie B. Flack
Organization: The Howard University Community Association, in partnership with The Robert and Mary Church Terrell House and LeDroit Park Museum & Cultural Center
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