“Lifting as We Climb”: the life and legacy of Mary Church Terrell
Learn about suffragist and Civil Rights pioneer Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954). A graduate of Ohio’s Oberlin College, Terrell is featured in the NAAMCC exhibit, Queens of the Heartland. Her parents were both enslaved, but they rose quickly to become one of the wealthiest families in the South. Terrell may be unknown to us now, but her advocacy work in the 20th century is foundational to the Black activism movement.
Join Dr. Treva Lindsey of The Ohio State University Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Sandra Rattley, Executive Producer, Director & Writer of the PBS’s American Masters series “Unladylike2020” for a lively discussion of Terrell’s life. She is profiled in “Unladylike2020”, a series of 26 short films profiling diverse and little-known American women. The program will include a screening of Terrell’s film, followed by a discussion of why she was selected for “Unladylike2020”. Register for this free education program through the Zoom link. For more information, email InfoNAAMCC@ohiohistory.org