Anna Arnold Hedgeman, Asa Philip Randolph and Percy Sutton photograph   Save
Anna Arnold Hedgeman, Asa Philip Randolph and Percy Sutton photograph
Description: Photograph of Anna Arnold Hedgeman, Asa Philip Randolph and Percy Sutton attending a luncheon at the Hotel Commodore in London in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Anna Arnold Hedgeman was a prominent figure in civil rights, women's rights and education in the 20th century. She taught at Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi after graduating as the first African American woman to earn a degree from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Hedgeman was the first African American woman to serve on the cabinet of a New York mayor in the 1950s and in 1963 she helped A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin plan the March on Washington. She held honorary doctorates from both Howard University and Hamline University, was an executive of the YWCA and was the author of two books: "The Trumpet Sounds" and "The Gift Of Chaos." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: NAM_MSS15_B05F02_03_2
Subjects: African American women; African American authors; African American Educators; Historical Black Colleges and Universities; African American men; Politicians; Civil rights; Howard University; Activists
Places: Anna Arnold Hedgeman, Asa Philip Randolph and Percy Sutton photograph