Amelia Anderson

By Patrick Kavanagh
History of Women in Forest Lawn Cemetery

Section 40, Single Grave 3261
Date of Death: 5/13/1950
(Co-Founder / Member of NAACP)

Ms. Anderson received a Ph.D. in Liberal Arts from Syracuse University. She was one of the first African American to attend that institution and was the first African American to graduate in 1907.

She was one of the founders of the Buffalo branch of the NAACP in 1914 and Secretary of Buffalo NAACP in 1917. She became President of the Buffalo NAACP in 1928.

She also taught school in Buffalo. President Buffalo Chapter of Empire State Federation of Women's Club in 1938. Formed part of the remigration leadership of the black community between 1890 and 1915. Also headed the Garvey Movement.

See also Uncrowned Queens

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