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Charlotte Hawkins Brown: Economic Empowerment through Education

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This presentation will introduce the work of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, the educational models established at Palmer Memorial Institute and the impact of the chosen educational model on a generation of black Americans.

A native North Carolinian, Brown was raised in Massachusetts. In 1901, she accepted a position with the American Missionaries Association (AMA) to teach in rural North Carolina. Having spent her formative years in Massachusetts, the young woman was well-acquainted with a classical education which included literature and the arts. She was less familiar with a population with little education or exposure to a world outside their own.

In 1902, while still a teenager herself, she opened the doors to Palmer Memorial Institute, a private institution for African Americans. During the following decades, the Institute would grow, becoming one of the premier private schools for African Americans until its doors closed.

The educational model of Palmer relied heavily on practical training for future application. When Palmer had agriculture and industry as its foundation, the students' produce was a source of income for the school. In the school's later years, students operated a business entity known as the Tea House to practice business skills. While this would seem neither remarkable nor revolutionary in 2010, Dr. Brown operated in an area and period still firmly entrenched in Jim Crow.

PowerPoint Presentation:
historic period and that significance on this story
elements of economic empowerment within this context
use of primary source materials to show (periodic) economic self-sufficiency
how the historic promise of economic empowerment informs the current dialogue of empowerment
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Scott, Frachele. "Charlotte Hawkins Brown: Economic Empowerment through Education" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sep 29, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p435905_index.html>

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Scott, F. , 2010-09-29 "Charlotte Hawkins Brown: Economic Empowerment through Education" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p435905_index.html

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Abstract: This presentation will introduce the work of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, the educational models established at Palmer Memorial Institute and the impact of the chosen educational model on a generation of black Americans.

A native North Carolinian, Brown was raised in Massachusetts. In 1901, she accepted a position with the American Missionaries Association (AMA) to teach in rural North Carolina. Having spent her formative years in Massachusetts, the young woman was well-acquainted with a classical education which included literature and the arts. She was less familiar with a population with little education or exposure to a world outside their own.

In 1902, while still a teenager herself, she opened the doors to Palmer Memorial Institute, a private institution for African Americans. During the following decades, the Institute would grow, becoming one of the premier private schools for African Americans until its doors closed.

The educational model of Palmer relied heavily on practical training for future application. When Palmer had agriculture and industry as its foundation, the students' produce was a source of income for the school. In the school's later years, students operated a business entity known as the Tea House to practice business skills. While this would seem neither remarkable nor revolutionary in 2010, Dr. Brown operated in an area and period still firmly entrenched in Jim Crow.

PowerPoint Presentation:
historic period and that significance on this story
elements of economic empowerment within this context
use of primary source materials to show (periodic) economic self-sufficiency
how the historic promise of economic empowerment informs the current dialogue of empowerment


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