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Terrell, Mary Eliza Churchlocked

(23 September 1863–24 July 1954)
  • Cynthia Neverdon-Morton

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Terrell, Mary Eliza Church (23 September 1863–24 July 1954), educator and social activist, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Robert Reed Church, a businessman, and Louisa Ayres, a beautician and hair salon owner. Her father, a former slave, used his business acumen to become the first black millionaire in the South....

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