Mary Frances Berry

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Mary Frances Berry (born February 17, 1938) is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and the former chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. She is also the former board chair of Pacifica Radio. She is a past president of the Organization of American Historians, the primary professional organization... more »

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  • ''If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in that bus in Montgomery, she'd still be standing.''
    Mary Frances Berry (b. 1938), African American author. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989). Rosa Parks (b. 1913) sparked the Afri...
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