FW: H-ED: Margaret James Murray (1865-1925)
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Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 9:41 AM
Subject: H-ED: Margaret James Murray (1865-1925)
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 15:02:42 -0800
From: Penny L. Richards <turley2@...>
March 9 is the birthday of African-American educator Margaret James Murray
(1865-1925), born in Macon MS to an Irish father and a black mother,
raised by Quakers after her father's death. As the third wife of Booker
T. Washington, she was part of the founding of Tuskegee Institute, on
staff as the dean of the women's department and director of the Girls'
Institute at Tuskeegee, a domestic/vocational training program.
Her papers, which are held by Tuskegee, are available on microfilm as
part of the series, "Records of the National Association of Colored
Women's Clubs, 1895-1992."
Penny L. Richards PhD
Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability