DURR, VIRGINIA HEARD FOSTER, 1903-1999.

Biography:

Civil Rights activist. Born–August 6, 1903, Birmingham. Parents– Sterling and Josephine (Rice) Foster. Married– Clifford Judkins Durr, March 5, 1926. Children– Five. Attended Wellesley College, 1921-23. Member of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare (1938) and the National Committee to Abolish the Poll Tax; active in Henry Wallace Campaign for the presidency. Ran for the U.S. Senate from Virginia on the Progressive Party ticket, 1948.  After many years in Washington, moved to Montgomery in 1952 and became active in civil rights activities. Sister-in-law to Hugo L. Black. Died February 24, 1999.

Papers; 

The papers of Virginia Foster Durr are held by the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Source:

Obituary.

Outside the Magic Circle.

Publication(s):

Outside the Magic Circle; the Autobiography of Virginia Foster Durr. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1965.