Marie Foster

Civil Rights Activist

Marie Foster was a Voting Right Activist. She was born on October 24, 1917, in Wilcox County, AL. Her mother wanted her and her siblings to go to school and be well in it, but, because her father wouldn't move out to the city for the education, her mother took the family, excluding her father, to Selma for the education. Foster didn't try as hard as she could. She dropped out of high school, and she had 3 children with her husband. After Marie's husband died, she went to school for Literacy and Citizenship.

Mrs. Foster taught people how to read and write. Her first class had only one person, but her classes gained people. By her 4th class, she had 14 people.  In one of her classes, she had a total of 350 people.

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