November 3, 1882
Adolphine Fletcher Terry was born in Little Rock (Pulaski County). Terry was a civic-minded woman from a prominent family who worked to improve schools and libraries and fought sexism and racism in the Old South. She was a leader of the Women’s Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools (WEC), which sought the re-opening of Little Rock’s high schools following the decision of Governor Orval Faubus to close them rather than integrate them. The Adolphine Fletcher Terry branch of the Central Arkansas Library System is named for Terry.