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Highlander Folk School, circa 1940

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Creator:Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
Title:Highlander Folk School, circa 1940

Pamphlet of the history of the Highlander Folk School, Monteagle, Tennessee. The pamphlet tells of Highlander's origins, history, programs, administration, and support. In 1932, Myles Horton, a native Tennessean educated at Cumberland University and the University of Chicago, returned to Tennessee to help provide Southern workers with an opportunity for an education fitted to their practical needs. The Highlander Folk School was founded "to provide an educational center in the South for the training of rural and industrial leaders, and for the conservation and enrichment of the indigenous cultural values of the mountain."

Types:Pamphlets | Text
Subjects:Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 | Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)--History | Adult education--Tennessee--History | Working class--Education--Tennessee--History | Dissenters | Freedom of speech--Tennessee | Liberty | Activists--American--Tennessee--Monteagle | Civil rights movements--Tennessee | Civil rights workers--Tennessee | Nonviolence--Study and teaching--Tennessee--Monteagle | Monteagle (Tenn.)--History--Sources | Monteagle (Tenn.)--Social conditions | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century--Sources | United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.1658899, -86.7844432
Collection:Nashville Public Library Digital Collections Portal: Civil Rights
Institution:Nashville Public Library
Contributors:Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. Special Collections Division
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Civil Rights Ephemera Collection, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.

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