American Masters

She was a Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder of the NAACP

Special | 11m 53s | Video has closed captioning.

Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) became a national leader as founder of the National Association of Colored Women, coining its motto “Lifting As We Climb,” while also serving as a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and actively wrote and spoke out about lynching and segregation throughout her life.

Aired: 07/22/20

Rating: NR

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