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Mary Church Terrell : leader for equality

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B TERRELL 2002
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Biography
Call Number  J B TERRELL 2002
Throughout her long life, Mary Church Terrell never let any obstacle block her path. At age 86 she led a successful battle to integrate the restaurants of Washington, D.C. This was one more link in a lifelong chain of fights and firsts for this outspoken African-American woman. She was one of the first black women in the United States to earn a college degree, the first to be appointed to a school board, the first president of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW), and a founder of the NAACP. The McKissacks show how her untiring efforts helped set a new course for blacks and women in the United States.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2-4. First published in 1991, these picture-book biographies in the Great African Americans series have been revised to include more historical photos, a new design, and up-to-date bibliographies with several Web sites. The writing style in the Douglass book is sometimes stilted, but the basic facts about his life under slavery, his escape, and his work as a leading abolitionist are here. The chatty style works well in the McKissacks' book about Terrell, one of the first black women to earn a college degree, and the authors do a good job of integrating Terrell's personal life with the conditions of the time and her active role in the fight for civil rights. Both books will be useful as first biographies for young readers and for reading aloud. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017. Great African Americans series.
Subjects Terrell, Mary Church, -- 1863-1954 -- Juvenile literature.
Terrell, Mary Church, -- 1863-1954.
African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women social reformers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Segregation -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2002
Edition Rev. ed.
Contributors McKissack, Fredrick.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 32 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0766016978
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