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Merritt Hedgeman performance photograph
Description: Photograph of Merritt Hedgeman, husband of Anna Arnold Hedgeman, performing on stage. 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_B08_02
Subjects: African American women; African American authors; African American Educators; Historical Black Colleges and Universities; Politicians; Civil rights; Howard University; Activists; Music; Musicians; African American men
Places: Merritt Hedgeman performance photograph