Civic activist. Born in Memphis, Tenn. Graduate, Oberlin College, 1884. First black woman to be appointed to the District of Columbia School Board, 1895; charter member of the NAACP. Married to Judge Robert H. Terrell. Autobiography: "A Colored Woman in a White World" (1940).
Formal portrait in studio, wearing long gown.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History