Naomi <I>Sewell</I> Richardson


Naomi Sewell Richardson

Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Aug 1993 (aged 100)
Burial Washingtonville, Orange County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 177021463 View Source
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Naomi Sewell Richardson was born to Perry W. Sewell, and Florence Snowden Sewell in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania on September 24th, 1892. Naomi's father, a minister, would move the family to Washingtonville in 1901, when he took up position of Reverend at the Bethany Presbyterian Church. Naomi would become the first African American to graduate from Washingtonville High School, before attending Howard University in 1910. While there, she helped found the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority with 22 other women who "wanted to do more for our community into which we would be going after we graduated...not only a social group, but a working group." Naomi and her fellow sisters would participate in the 1913 Women's Suffrage March in Washington D.C.

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  • Created by: Dennis Carey Abrams
  • Added: 5 Mar 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 177021463
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Naomi Sewell Richardson (24 Sep 1892–5 Aug 1993), Find a Grave Memorial ID 177021463, citing Washingtonville Cemetery, Washingtonville, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Carey Abrams (contributor 49211069) .