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Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute : What One Young African American Woman Could Do

Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute : What One Young African American Woman Could Do - 99 edition

Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute : What One Young African American Woman Could Do - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780807847947

ISBN10: 0807847941

Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute : What One Young African American Woman Could Do by Charles Weldon Wadelington and Richard F. Knapp - ISBN 9780807847947
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Chapel Hill
Published: 1999
International: No
Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute : What One Young African American Woman Could Do by Charles Weldon Wadelington and Richard F. Knapp - ISBN 9780807847947

ISBN13: 9780807847947

ISBN10: 0807847941

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99

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Summary

In the fall of 1901, Charlotte Hawkins Brown (1883-1961) jumped off a Southern Railway train in the unfamiliar backwoods of Guilford County, North Carolina. She was black, single, and barely eighteen years old and had come alone from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to begin her first real job as a teacher at a small, struggling school for African Americans.

She stayed for over half a century. When the failing school was closed at the end of her first year, Brown remained to carry on. With virtually no resources save her own energy and determination, she founded Palmer Memorial Institute, which she would lead for fifty years. As other black private schools across the state vanished, Brown built Palmer up to become one of the premier academies for African American children in the nation.

A remarkable example of achievement in the face of segregation and discrimination, the story of Charlotte Hawkins Brown and her school continues to provide a model of educational success born of dedication and hard work.

Author Bio

Wadelington, Charles W. : North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

Both Charles W. Wadelington is associated with the Historic Sites Section of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Charles Wadelington is minority interpretations specialist.



Knapp, Richard : North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

Richard Knapp is curator of research, also associated with North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

1 From North Carolina to New England and Back
2 Bethany Institute Becomes Palmer Memorial Institute
3 Brown's Hopes and Dreams
4 A New Respectability
5 From Tragedy to Triumph, 1918-1922
6 The New Palmer, 1922-1927
7 The AMA Years, 1927-1934
8 Independence and Stability, 1934-1952
9 In Brown's Shadow, 1952-1971
Epilogue
Appendix 1: Chronology
Appendix 2: Selected Newspaper Articles on Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute
Notes
Bibliography
Index