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Lunch & Learn: Uplifting Their Communities: Jeanes Teachers and Rosenwald Schools
Jo Ann Williams McClellan discusses the lesser known history of the Jeanes Teachers and their many contributions to African American communities in the south.
Founded in 1907, the Jeanes Foundation was created to help improve education in southern Black rural schools. The foundation would go on to fund Black educators, supervisors, and liaisons between the schools and county administrators. These supervisors, known as Jeanes Teachers, were expected to adapt their efforts to the needs of the communities they served. When the Julius Rosenwald Fund was established ten years later to assist rural communities in the construction and improvements of rural school buildings for Black Southerners, Jeanes Teachers became directly involved in the construction of Rosenwald Schools in their communities. Please join us as Maury County historian, Jo Ann Williams McClellan, discusses the lesser known history of the Jeanes Teachers and their many contributions to African American communities in the south.
Boxed lunches made by Apple Spice Nashville are available for purchase to enjoy during the event. Lunch orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday, March 21. Please order your boxed lunch on the ticket registration page.
This Lunch and Learn event is in-person in the Museum’s Digital Learning Center at 12:00. No RSVPs are required to attend this free event. It will also be livestreamed on the Museum’s website at TNMuseum.org/Videos. If you have any questions please email Public.Programs@tn.gov.
1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208
Free parking is available in the parking lot which is located between the Museum and the Nashville Farmers’ Market. There is also free two-hour parking available along 6th and 7th Avenues. Because there are a limited number of these spots used by both Museum and Farmers' Market visitors, it is highly recommended that on the weekends, visitors seek alternate modes of transportation to visit the Museum. State of Tennessee parking lots are available Monday through Friday, after 5:30pm, or on weekends unless otherwise stated or reserved. Terms and conditions of use may vary according to the requested lot.
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