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Dorothy Rogers Tilly (1883-1970)

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Creator:Riehm, Edith Holbrook
Title:Dorothy Rogers Tilly (1883-1970)
Date:2005 Sept. 9

Encyclopedia article about Dorothy Rogers Tilly who devoted her entire adult life to reforming southern race relations. Her extensive career as an activist, organizer, and mentor forged a link between the reform efforts of the early twentieth century and the modern civil rights movement. She attended two colleges, graduating from Reinhardt College, in north Georgia, in 1899 and from Wesleyan College, in Macon, in 1901. She worked with the Women's Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, the Southern Regional Council and the Fulton-DeKalb Commission on Interracial Cooperation, and the Fellowship of the Concerned (FOC). In 1946 president Harry S. Truman appointed Tilly to the Committee on Civil Rights.

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Subjects:Tilly, Dorothy Rogers, 1883-1970 | Women social reformers--Southern States | Civil rights workers--Southern States | Southern States | Georgia
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2005-09-09
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