By Kay

As we celebrate Black History Month in February, we always create some kind of flyer, poster, slide, or advertisement. Have you ever wondered just what some of those images are that we use? Let's take a look at some of the images used in the making of our flyer for Black History Month 2017.

Mary Church Terrell, September 23, 1863 to July 24, 1954, was one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree. She was a teacher and an activist for civil rights and suffrage, as well as a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In 1896, Terrell became the first president of the newly formed National Association of Colored Women.

On October 18, 1891, in Memphis, Church married Robert Heberton Terrell, a lawyer who became the first black municipal court judge in Washington DC. Her autobiography, “A Colored Woman in a White World,” is her autobiography, which she finished in 1940. She also lived to see the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education, holding unconstitutional the racial segregation of public schools.
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Read more about Mary Church Terrell at Biography.com and Black Past.org, or read “Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital,” by Joan Quigley.