Olivia A. Davidson Character Analysis
Miss Margaret James Murray (“Mrs. Washington”)
Miss Davidson, Washington’s second wife, is a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Washington admires her for her dedication to the school, as well as her dedication to hard work in her fundraising efforts. He credits Miss Davidson for the success of the school, and he even suggests that her death was brought about by her dedication to the Institute.
The timeline below shows where the character Olivia A. Davidson appears in Up From Slavery. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8: Teaching School in a Stable and a Hen-House
Chapter 9: Anxious Days and Sleepless Nights
Chapter 10: A Harder Task Than Making Bricks Without Straw
Chapter 12: Raising Money
...they were serving, and they estimated that its construction would cost ten thousand dollars. Miss Davidson immediately resumed fundraising in the Tuskegee area with both the white and black citizens. The... (full context)
Chapter 13: Two Thousand Miles for a Five-Minute Speech