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Author Wadelington, Charles Weldon.

Title Charlotte Hawkins Brown & Palmer Memorial Institute : what one young African American woman could do / Charles W. Wadelington, Richard F. Knapp.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1999]


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Physical description xvi, 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-292) and index.
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."--BOOK JACKET. "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, a private secondary school for African Americans. In the fifty years during which she led the school, Brown built Palmer up to become one of the premier academies for African American children in the nation. Of the hundreds of African American schools operating in North Carolina around 1900, only Palmer gained national renown, outlasting virtually every other such school."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Knapp, Richard F., 1945-
Subject Brown, Charlotte Hawkins, 1883-1961.
Palmer Memorial Institute (Sedalia, N.C.)
African American women teachers -- North Carolina -- Biography.
Women school administrators -- North Carolina -- Biography.
Variant Title Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute.
ISBN 080782514X (cloth : alk. paper)
0807847941 (paperback: alk. paper)