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2004 Award
Fight On! Mary Church Terrells Battle for Integration
( by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin, Clarion $17 Score: ) Born the year that Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, the daughter of slaves, Mary Church Terrell was active in civil rights all her life. She was one of the first African American women to graduate from college, was the first to be appointed to the Board of Education in the nationís capital, and was a founder of the NAACP. Nor did she give up the struggle in the 50ís to integrate the restaurants and theatres in D.C. Well into her 80ís she continued to march on picket lines and fight for the end of segregation. Right up until the end of her 90th year she continued to crusade for the ending job discrimination in Washington. 9 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.


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