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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mary-Cooke Branch Munford

1865-1938

 
 
Mary-Cooke Branch Munford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 18, 2009
1. Mary-Cooke Branch Munford Marker
Inscription.  Mary-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.
 
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsEducationWomen.
 
Location. 37° 33.715′ N, 77° 30.046′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Cary Street Road 0.1 miles west of Commonwealth Avenue, on the right when traveling
Cary Street Road (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 18, 2009
2. Cary Street Road (facing west)
west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Windsor (approx. ¼ mile away); Virginia House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Intermediate Line of Confederate Defenses (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ampthill (approx. ¾ mile away); Wilton (approx. 0.9 miles away); English Village (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Wilton (approx. one mile away); Arthur Ashe Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mary-Cooke Branch Munford (1865–1938). Encyclopedia Virginia, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Submitted on December 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Mary-Cooke Branch Munford. Wikipedia article (Submitted on December 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
Mary Munford Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 18, 2009
3. Mary Munford Elementary School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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