With courage, born of success achieved in the past, with a keen sense of the responsibility which we shall continue to assume, we look forward to a future large with promise and hope. Seeking no favors because of our color, nor patronage because of our needs, we knock at the bar of justice, asking an equal chance
Mary Church Terrell
Mary Church Terrell was one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree, and became known as a national activist for civil rights and suffrage. She taught in the Latin Department at the M Street school —the first African American public high school in the nation—in Washington, DC. Wikipedia
Born: 23 September 1863, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 24 July 1954, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Inc.
Spouse: Robert Heberton Terrell (m. 1891–1925)
Children: Phyllis Terrell
Education: Oberlin College, Dunbar High School