9 African-American Suffragists You Should Know

Margaret Murray Washington
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Margaret Murray Washington was married to Booker T. Washington, and she also made a name for herself in her own right as principal of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now known as Tuskegee University). For her work at Tuskegee, as well as helping establish country school and educating women, Washington became hailed as "one of the greatest women of her generation." Washington was also heavily involved in women's organizations, becoming the first president of the National Federation of Colored Women's Clubs and, later, the vice president of the National Federation of Afro-American women.