Tilly, Dorothy Rogers, 1883-1970

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Dorothy Rogers Tilly, church and civil rights worker, was born 30 June 1883, in Hampton, Georgia, and died 16 March 1970, in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia (A.B., 1901), married Milton Eben Tilly (1903), and lived most of her life in Altanta, Georgia. Tilly spent her lifetime working for civil rights through Methodist Church organizations, including the Women's Society of Christian Service, and through civic groups, including President Truman's Committee on Civil Rights, (1947). She received numerous awards for her work and was the founder of the Fellowship of the Concerned, a women's organization for interracial cooperation (1949).

From the description of Dorothy Rogers Tilly papers, 1868-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123373628

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associatedWith Abram, Morris B. person
associatedWith Ames, Jessie Daniel, 1883-1972. person
associatedWith Andrews, Olive, d.1991. person
associatedWith Dombrowski, James A. (James Anderson), 1897-1983. person
associatedWith Fellowship of the Concerned. corporateBody
associatedWith Gosnell, Cullen Bryant. person
associatedWith Horton, Myles, 1905-1990. person
associatedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978. person
associatedWith Jarrell, Ira. person
associatedWith Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956. person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith Mackay, James A. (James Armstrong), 1919- person
associatedWith McGill, Ralph, 1898-1969. person
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church, South. corporateBody
associatedWith Methodist Women's Assembly (1944 : Lake Junaluska, N.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Rainey, Glenn W. (Glenn Weddington), 1907-1989. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Rothschild, Jacob M., 1911-1973. person
associatedWith Shankman, Arnold M., 1945-1983. person
associatedWith Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1894-1966. person
associatedWith Southern Regional Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith United Methodist Church (U.S.). North Georgia Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith United Methodist Church (U.S.). Women's Division of Christian Service. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. President's Committee on Civil Rights corporateBody
associatedWith Wesleyan College (Macon, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wilkins, Josephine Mathewson, 1893-1977. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Civil rights
Women civil rights workers
Women in church work
Church worker


Birth 1883-06-30

Death 1970-03-16


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