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Red Summer, Race Riots, and White Supremacist Terror – Sources

Red Summer, Race Riots, and White Supremacist Terror – Sources As the influenza pandemic of 1918 began to subside, U.S. cities in 1919 saw an explosion of racial violence frequently described as “race riots,” “Negro riots” or “race wars.” and  While the White press often reported these events as resulting from Black-on-White violence or Black… Continue Reading »

Petersen, Anna M.

Anna M. Petersen, reformatory superintendent, educator, eugenicist by Alice W. Campbell, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries   Anna M. Petersen served as superintendent of the Virginia Home and Industrial School for Girls (Bon Air, VA) from 1914 – 1920.  Beginning in October 1916, Petersen took part in organizational meetings that would result in the founding of… Continue Reading »

Hatcher, Orie Latham

Orie Latham Hatcher, Ph.D. (December 10, 1868 – April 1, 1946): educator, pioneer of vocational guidance, founder, Bureau of Vocations for Women, organizer, Richmond School of Social Economy by Laura Crouch, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries   Orie Latham Hatcher (1868-1946) was an educator and influential advocate for vocational guidance, both for women and for young… Continue Reading »

Celebrating Freedom: Juneteenth and Emancipation Day Commemorations, Richmond, Va.

Celebrating Freedom: Juneteenth and Emancipation Day Commemorations, Richmond, Va. Alice W. Campbell     On June 16, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam proposed making June 19, Juneteenth, an official state holiday commemorating the end of slavery in America. Virginia would become the second state to celebrate the day as a paid holiday. Juneteenth has been… Continue Reading »

Red Cross Home Service Institutes — Richmond School of Social Economy.

Red Cross Home Service Institutes During World War I Alice W. Campbell, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries   During the fall of 1917, the American Red Cross organized to support families of soldiers and sailors serving in the Great War. While much of this work would be carried out by volunteers, the Red Cross sought the… Continue Reading »

Richmond School of Social Economy – Opening Term. Fall 1917.

  SOCIAL ECONOMY SCHOOL OPENS ON OCTOBER 1 Dr Hibbs Says New Institution Has Prospects for Large Number of Students   The Richmond School of Social Economy, which is the first training school for social workers and public health nurses to be established in the South on a permanent basis, will open October 1 at… Continue Reading »

Bureau of Vocations for Women, September 1915. (Woman’s Occupational Bureau)

BUREAU OF VOCATIONS BEGINS WORK FOR SEASON College Women’s Club Plans to Vigorously Assist in Forward Movements This Winter. FIGHT HARMFUL LEGISLATION Equal Suffrage League Members Will Give Their Views to Charter Change Committee at Meeting to Be Held on September 13.      The organization formerly known as the Woman’s Occupational Bureau has resumed… Continue Reading »

Richmond School of Social Economy – Beginnings. October 1916 – July 1917

Richmond School of Social Economy – Beginnings. October 1916 – July 1917 Alice W. Campbell, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries   The Richmond School of Social Economy was a training school for social workers established in Richmond, Virginia. The school changed its name and character over time, and in 1968 merged with the Medical College of… Continue Reading »

Light, Mattie McNab

IN MEMORIAM MRS. MATTIE McNAB LIGHT “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”        Mrs. Mattie McNab Light entered upon life eternal Friday night, February 22, 1918 at 10:55 o’clock.  She had been seriously sick for six weeks, and bore her suffering with true Christian fortitude.  She was surrounded during her illness and… Continue Reading »

Girl Problem Grows – Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 5, 1913. Juvenile Court and Juvenile Protective Society, Richmond, VA

  JUVENILE COURT TRIED 410 CASES Disorderly Conduct with 182 Offenders, Constituted Largest Single Class. GIRL PROBLEM GROWS  Regarded by Juvenile Protective Society as Its Most Difficult Task    In a memorial, just from the press in pamphlet form, the Juvenile Protective Society of Virginia sums up for convenient reference the work accomplished by the juvenile… Continue Reading »

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