1865-1938Mary-Cooke Branch Munford received her primary and secondary education in Richmond and New York. Prevented from attending college by her mother, Munford became an avid reader and developed an active social conscience. She served as the first woman on the Richmond School Board, helped organize the Virginia Inter-Racial Committee, advocated equal educational opportunities, and worked to improve rural high schools. Through her efforts, women were admitted to the College of William and Mary in 1918. She also served as a trustee of the National Child Labor Committee. Munford's work exemplifies the public activism countless women pursued during the Progressive era.
|Marker Number||SA 3|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 279121 N 4160150|
|Decimal Degrees||37.56191667, -77.50076667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 33.715', W 77° 30.046'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 33' 42.90" N, 77° 30' 2.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4414-4498 VA-147, Richmond VA 23221, US|
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