Parker, Franklin Dallas, 1918-....

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Collection documents the life of Myles Horton (1905 - 1990) founder of Highlander Folk School.

He was inspired by Danish folk high schools while studing in Denmark. He and Don West founded the Highlander Folk School in Grundy County, Monteagle, Tenn., in 1932. The Highlander school which used education to inspire and empower ordinary people in the struggle for human rights and social justice. The school helped unionize southern textile workers and coal miners in the 1930s and1940s, advance civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s, and change attitudes toward racial injustice and socio-economic equity. Highlander school and Myles Horton were seen as too radical and controversial. In 1961, the state of Tennessee closed the school, revoked its charter, and sold off the assets. Myles Horton redesignated the folk school as Highlander Research and Education Center under a new charter and moved to Knoxville, then New Market, Tenn. In 1935, Horton married Zilphia Johnson (a musician and social activist) and they had two childern.

From the description of Franklin Parker Collection, 1941-2001. (East Tennessee State University). WorldCat record id: 190812153

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Parker, Frank. Translation of annual report of instructor of Rural Guard of Cuba for year ending June 30th 1910. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Parker, Franklin. "You said it;" a farce in one act, by Franklin Parker, re-written by Frank I. Frayne. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Parker, Frank, 1872-1947. Frank Parker papers, 1918-1947. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf Parker, Frank. The Frank Parker papers, 1933-1935. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Parker, Franklin. Franklin Parker Collection, 1941-2001. East Tennessee State University, TET
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associatedWith Frayne, Frank I., 1862-1938. person
associatedWith Highlander Research and Education Center (Knoxville, Tenn.) person
associatedWith Horton, Myles, 1905-1990. person
associatedWith MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Murphy, F. person
associatedWith Parker, Frank, 1872-1947. person
associatedWith Quezon, Manuel Luis, 1878-1944. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Philippine Dept. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Philippines--Mindanao Island
United States
American drama


Birth 1918



Ark ID: w62r4czn

SNAC ID: 39446733