Britton, Mary E.(born: 1855 - died: 1925)
Mary E. Britton was born in Lexington, KY. She was an activist and a journalist who wrote many articles against segregation laws. Britton was also a schoolteacher. She would later become the first African American woman physician in Lexington and a founder of the Colored Orphan Industrial Home. Britton was a graduate of Berea College. She is buried in the Cove Haven Cemetery in Lexington. She was a sister of Julia B. Hooks and Thomas M. Britton. For more see Mary E. Britton, a Berea College libguide, and Mary E. Britton, Hutchins Highlights, a Berea College webpage; see also Mary E. Britton, by blacksdahistory.org; and Mary E. Britton in The Heriones of America's Black Press, a New York Review of Books website.