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Creator:Chirhart, Ann Short
Title:Jeanes teachers
Date:2006 Jan. 20

Encyclopedia article about Anna T. Jeanes who was a Philadelphia Quaker philanthropist who donated $1 million for the creation of a fund, distributed by the General Education Board, to hire black teachers as supervisors in African American schools and to improve black communities. Teachers, known as Jeanes Supervisors, encouraged the Division of Negro Education in Georgia to hire more African American educators, improved school buildings and grounds, organized clubs to develop African American communities, and sought to enrich local cultural and social life. The program ran in Georgia from 1908 until 1968.

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Subjects:Jeanes, Anna T. (Anna Thomas), 1822-1907 | Jeanes Curriculum Directors--Georgia | African Americans--Education--Georgia--History | Teachers--Training of--Georgia--History | United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)
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