Parents: Her mother was African American, Lucy Murray, and her father was white. Margaret Murray Washington was born in Macon, Mississippi. March 9, 1865.
Murray attended Fisk University for eight years and graduated in 1889.
In 1892 she married Booker T. Washington.
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.
She attended the Boston meeting which established the National Federation of Afro-American Women (NFAW)
She became the fifth president for the National Association of Colored Women
She serve this newly established organization first as secretary of the executive and then become president.
Washington remained a powerful source in the women's liberation movement and in improving the educational system for African Americans.
Margaret Murray Washington died on June 4, 1925
She is buried at the university cemetery
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 .