Virginia Foster Durr

Lobbyist, Author

1903 – 1999

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Who was Virginia Foster Durr?

Virginia Foster Durr was an American and a white civil rights activist and lobbyist. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1903 to an Alabama Presbyterian minister Dr. Sterling and Ann Patterson Foster. She married lawyer Clifford Durr, at age 22, whom she had 5 children with, one of whom died in infancy, and who shared her ideals, was a close friend of Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt, and was sister-in-law to and a good friend of Supreme Court Chief Justice Hugo Black who sat on many crucial civil rights cases. She was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Born
Aug 6, 1903
Birmingham
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Wellesley College
Lived in
  • Birmingham
Died
Feb 24, 1999

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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