Known for: 1909 call that led to the founding of the NAACP; friend and trusted colleague of W.E.B. Du Bois; board member and officer of NAACP over 40 years
Occupation: activist, settlement house worker, writer
Dates: April 11, 1865 - July 15, 1951
Also known as: Mary W. Ovington, M. W. Ovington
About Mary White Ovington:
On this site: biography of Mary White Ovington
- Father: Theodore Tweedy Ovington
- Mother: Ann Louisa Ketcham
- Packer Collegiate Institute
- Radcliffe College (then called Harvard Annex)
- Mary White Ovington. Half a Man: The Status of the Negro in New York, 1911 (study done in 1904).
- ___. Hazel, children's book, 1913.
- ___. "How the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Began" (pamphlet), 1914.
- ___. Portraits in Color, 1927.
- ___. The Walls Came Tumbling Down, 1947.
- ___. The awakening; a play.
- ___. Phillis Wheatley, a play, 1932.
- ___. Ralph E. Luker, editor. Black and White Sat Down Together: The Reminiscences of an NAACP Founder, 1995.
- Carolyn Wedin. Inheritors of the Spirit: Mary White Ovington and the Founding of the NAACP, 1997.