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Adolphine Fletcher Terry (3 November 1882 - 25 July 1976)

Adolphine Fletcher Terry was a civic-minded woman from a prominent Little Rock family who used her position to improve schools and libraries, start a juvenile court system, provide affordable housing, promote the education of women and women’s rights, and challenge the racism of the Old South. Terry pushed for social change in the early years of the civil rights movement and may best be known as the leader of the Women’s Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools (WEC).

 

Adolphine Fletcher Terry (3 November 1882 - 25 July 1976)

Adolphine Fletcher Terry was a civic-minded woman from a prominent Little Rock family who used her position to improve schools and libraries, start a juvenile court system, provide affordable housing, promote the education of women and women’s rights, and challenge the racism of the Old South. Terry pushed for social change in the early years of the civil rights movement and may best be known as the leader of the Women’s Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools (WEC).

 

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