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Fannie C. Williams (1882–1980)

  • Kiara ThorpeEmail author
  • Nicole A. Taylor
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Abstract

This chapter highlights the accomplishments and historical significance of Fannie C. Williams, who established Child Health Day in 1928. She also instituted kindergarten and standardized testing in New Orleans Public Schools. The chapter also offers a critical analysis of the role Ms. Williams had in contributing to the growth and development of education in the African American community, especially as it relates to education policies and practices in twentieth-century America.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Spelman CollegeAtlantaUSA

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