Oral history interview with Mary Wood, 1997

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Title

Oral history interview with Mary Wood, 1997

Subject

Children; Girls

African American women -- Iowa

United States -- Iowa -- Polk County

1990-2000

Description

Mary Elizabeth Wood grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, with five sisters and three brothers. Her father worked as a miner, and her mother and grandmother worked as domestic servants.

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Mary graduated from East High School and attended Drake University, where she was the only African-American student in her class. Mary used her education and experience to work with youths at YWCAs across the United States, focusing on the YWCA's mission to fight racism.

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Mary won many awards for her community involvement. She was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1996, and died in 1998 at age 96.

Creator

Wood, Mary Elizabeth, 1902-1998

Publisher

University of Iowa Libraries. Iowa Women's Archives

University of Iowa. Libraries. Iowa Women's Archives

Date

1997-05-22

2006-11

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this item. Commercial use or distribution of this digital object is not permitted without written permission of the Iowa Women's Archives.

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