Miss Murray is Washington’s third wife, who he married in 1893. They met at Tuskegee when she was a teacher and a lady principal. Miss Murray’s personality and appearance are not specifically mentioned, but she is described as a hard worker for the Institute and a good companion to Washington. She accompanies him to some of the more major events in his narrative, including his Atlanta Exposition Address and his vacation to Europe.
The timeline below shows where the character Miss Margaret James Murray (“Mrs. Washington”) appears in Up From Slavery. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 13: Two Thousand Miles for a Five-Minute Speech
...tension, Washington was very nervous before the speech, and he prepared vigorously. His third wife, Margaret, helped him to edit his speech, and he even delivered it to Tuskegee teachers and... (full context)
Chapter 15: The Secret of Success in Public Speaking
...of ex-slaveholding states. Washington would talk to professional men, ministers, and teachers in the morning, Mrs. Washington would speak to the women in the afternoon, and then Washington would deliver an address... (full context)
...has only taken one vacation, which he took when his friends paid for him and Mrs. Washington to spend three months touring Europe. Washington claims that his good health is a result... (full context)
Chapter 16: Europe