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B. 04-11-1865, Mary White Ovington, white woman who helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), served as chair of its board from 1919-1932 and became its treasurer. Acting many times as a mediator between factions within the organization, she found herself in later years at odds with W. E. B. Du Bois who favored limited integration while Ovington favored full integration and was active in the fight for school desegregation. She wrote several books on black leaders and several novels.
B. 04-11-1941, Ellen Goodman, columnist.
Event: 04-11-1953, Oveta Culp Hobby is sworn in as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare as the second woman to ever hold a U.S. President's cabinet post.
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