Margaret Murray Washington

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Birth

03/09/1865

Parents: Her mother was African American, Lucy Murray, and her father was white. Margaret Murray Washington was born in Macon, Mississippi. March 9, 1865.

Graduating from Fisk Unversity

1889

Murray attended Fisk University for eight years and graduated in 1889.

Tuskegee Program

1892

Murray started a Tuskegee program for child care, education and training in literacy, home care and hygiene for women in central Alabama which she called “mother's meetings.

Marriage

1892

In 1892 she married Booker T. Washington.

NFAW

1895

She attended the Boston meeting which established the National Federation of Afro-American Women (NFAW)

NACW

1912

She became the fifth president for the National Association of Colored Women

CLW

1914

She serve this newly established organization first as secretary of the executive and then become president.

Educational System For African Americans

1915

Washington remained a powerful source in the women's liberation movement and in improving the educational system for African Americans.

Death

1925

She is buried at the university cemetery

Death

1925

Margaret Murray Washington died on June 4, 1925

Hall Of Fame

1972

Washington was inducted into Alabama's Women Hall of Fame for her compassion, intelligence and independence of judgement which led her to be among the greatest women and African American leaders of her century .