Known for: improving educational opportunities for African Americans; president, National Association of Colored Women; founder, National Council of Negro Women. Her statue in Washington, DC, was the first statue depicting any woman or African American in any park in the nation's capital. Her home is a National Historic Landmark.
Dates: July 10, 1875 - May 18, 1955
Occupation: educator, racial justice activist, New Deal government official
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