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Video – Mary Townsend Seymour Tribute Film

YouTubeConnecticut 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.

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“Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame,” 2017. Link.
“Mary Townsend Seymour.” Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, 2017. Link.
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