Jeanes, Anna T. (Anna Thomas), 1822-1907

Biography:

"Anna T. Jeanes was a Philadelphia Quaker philanthropist who sought to improve community and school conditions for rural African Americans. In 1907 she donated $1 million for the creation of a fund to hire black teachers as supervisors in African American schools and to improve black communities. This fund was distributed by the General Education Board, which was established by the John D. Rockefeller Foundation in 1902."--"Jeanes Teachers," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 18, 2008: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.

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