Life Story: Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954)

Championing Suffrage and Civil Rights

The story of a lifelong activist who advocated for suffrage and equal rights on local, national, and international stages.

An image of Mary Church Terrell wearing a white dress and black hat. She is standing with her hands resting against a chair.
Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell, 1902. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. “Mrs. Mary Church Terrell” New York Public Library Digital Collections.

This video was created by the New-York Historical Society Teen Leaders in collaboration with the Untold project.