Maud Fuller was an outstanding example of the black women who made the church a strong source of pride, unity and support within Texas black communities. Born in Lockhart, she taught school in Seguin and Austin. A member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Austin, Fuller achieved national prominence as a speaker, youth organizer and mission supporter. She served as president of the Women's Auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention for 40 years. She founded the first national organizations for black Baptist youth and wrote handbooks for youth groups, church societies, and home and foreign missionary societies. Fuller raised vast sums for missions and went to Liberia in 1945 to secure land for a mission. She set up a home for the aged, published a national newspaper for women, and became a spokeswoman for the black community to many government agencies.
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Biographies are reprinted from the Foundation for Women’s Resources (now Women’s Resources), Dallas, Texas. They originally appeared in "From Gutsy Mavericks to Quiet Heroes: True Tales of Texas Women," video study guide, Austin: The Foundation for Women's Resources, 1997. Death dates have been added where needed.