E. Alice Taylor (1892 – 1986)
Courtesy of Family of Elizabeth Alice Taylor
Entrepreneur, Teacher, and Community Organizer
Melnea Cass (1896-1978)
Fought vigorously to improve services and resources for Boston’s Black Community
Florence LeSuerer (1898 -1991)
Civic Leader, Activist, First woman President of an NAACP Chapter
Sue Bailey Thurman (1903-1996)
American author, Lecturer, Historian and Civil Rights Activist, Founder and Editor of African American Women's Journal
Muriel Snowden (1916 – 1980)
“Freedom House Photographs.” Northeastern University: University Libraries. https://freedomhouse.library.northeastern.edu/item/neu:125900/
Community Organizer Co-founder of Freedom House
Ruth Batson (1921-2003)
First Female Executive Director of Museum of African American History, Civil Rights Activist, Advocate of Equal Education
Ellen S. Jackson (1935 – 2005)
Educator, Activist and Founder “Operation Exodus”
Harvard University Schlesinger Library.
Former Democratic member of the Massachusetts Senate, representing the 2nd Suffolk District from 1993 to 2008.
Photo Source: MA State Archives https://archive.org/details/publicofficersof19731974bost
First African American Woman to Serve in the Massachusetts Legislature and Boston Housing Authority.
Photo Source: Getty Images
First Female African American to Gain a Seat on the Boston School Committee At-Large
Sarah Ann Shaw
Civil Rights Activist, First Female African-American Reporter to be Televised in Boston