Categories: Hartford, Social Movements, Women
Video – Mary Townsend Seymour Tribute Film
YouTube – Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame
Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to Hartford native Mary Townsend Seymour, a pioneering advocate for equal rights for African Americans and co-founder of Hartford’s chapter of the NAACP. At the age of 15 she made a conscious decision to ignore the rigid gender and racial limitations of the times. She committed her first act of social advocacy by noting in public records that she had a full identity as an African American woman.