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Frances Pauley (1905-2003)

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Creator:Nasstrom, Kathryn L.
Title:Frances Pauley (1905-2003)
Date:2002 Nov. 19

Encyclopedia article about Frances Freeborn Pauley, social activist and political organizer, who devoted her life to the battle against prejudice and discrimination in the South. She attended the Decatur public schools and then Agnes Scott College, graduating in 1927 with a major in math and extensive work in drama. Pauley traced the origins of her activist career to the example provided by family members who challenged the racial mores of the South and to the social gospel of the Methodist Church. Beginning in the 1930s, a core set of commitments to public education, health and welfare, the civil rights of the oppressed, and the needs of the poor animated a lifetime of educating, organizing, and lobbying that extended into the 1990s.

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Subjects:Pauley, Frances Freeborn, 1905-2003 | Women social reformers--Georgia | Georgia | Southern States
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2002-11-19
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