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Robert Russa Moton

  • 1867, Aug. 26: Born, Amelia County, Va.
  • 1890: Graduated, Hampton Institute,Hampton, Va.
  • 1891: Appointed commandant, male student cadet corps, Hampton Institute,Hampton, Va.
  • 1905: Married Elizabeth Hunt Harris (died 1906)
  • 1908: Married Jennie Dee Booth
  • 1915: Elected principal, Tuskegee Institute,Tuskegee, Ala.
  • 1918: France Republic of France United States United States Traveled to France at the request of President Woodrow Wilson to inspect black troops stationed there by the United States
  • 1920: Published autobiography, Finding A Way Out (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Co. 295 pp.)
  • 1923: Played a leading role in the establishment of the Veterans Administration Hospital for Negroes,Tuskegee, Ala.
  • 1927: Chairman, American National Red Cross, Colored Advisory Commission on the Mississippi Valley flood disaster
  • 1929: Published What the Negro Thinks (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 267 pp.)
  • 1930: Chairman, United States Commission on Education in Haiti
  • 1935: Retired from Tuskegee Institute
  • 1940, May 31: Died, Capahosic, Va.

Jennie Dee Booth Moton

  • 1880, Feb. 26: Born, Gloucester County, Va.
  • 1908: Married Robert Russa Moton
  • 1924 - 1935 : Director, Department of Women's Industries, Tuskegee Institute,Tuskegee, Ala.
  • 1936 - 1942 : Field officer, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Agriculture Department
  • 1937 - 1941 : President, National Association of Colored Women
  • 1942, Dec. 23: Died, Hampton, Va.

Charlotte Moton Hubbard

  • 1911, Nov. 27: Born, Hampton, Va.
  • 1931: Graduated, Tuskegee Institute Junior College,Tuskegee, Ala.
  • 1934: Graduated, Boston University, Sargent College of Physical Education,Boston, Mass.
  • 1934 - 1941 : Instructor of health and physical education, Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.
  • 1942 - 1945 : Recreation representative, Office of Community War Services, Federal Security Agency,Washington, D.C.
  • 1945: Married Maceo W. Hubbard (second husband)
  • 1945 - 1949 : Community relations advisor, Girl Scouts of the United States of America,New York, N.Y.
  • 1950 - 1952 : Director of field relations in commercial dietetics, Tuskegee Institute,Tuskegee, Ala.
  • 1953 - 1958 : Director of community service, WTOP-TV,Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 - 1963 : Public relations staff assistant, United Givers Fund,Washington, D.C.
  • 1963: Bureau of Public Affairs, State Department,Washington, D.C.
  • 1964 - 1970 : Deputy assistant secretary of state for public affairs
  • 1970: Retired from State Department
  • 1994, Dec. 18: Died, Chevy Chase, Md.

From the guide to the Moton Family Papers, 1850-1991, (bulk 1930-1940), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
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creatorOf Moton Family Papers, 1850-1991, (bulk 1930-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Alexander, Will Winton, 1884-1956 person
correspondedWith Ames, Jessie Daniel, 1883-1972 person
correspondedWith Blanton, Tom M. person
associatedWith Boston. Committee of Vigilance. corporateBody
correspondedWith Bouldin, Susie Vera, 1888- person
correspondedWith Campbell, Thomas M. (Thomas Monroe), 1883-1956 person
correspondedWith Carver, George Washington, 1864? -1943 person
associatedWith Colored Merchants Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Commission on Interracial Cooperation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Davis, Jackson, 1882-1947 person
correspondedWith DeMent, Ada B. (Ada Belle) person
associatedWith Hampton Institute. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hewlett, Helen M. (Helen Mable) person
correspondedWith Holsey, Albon L., 1883- person
associatedWith Hubbard, Charlotte Moton, 1911-1994 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Bertha LaBranche, 1882- person
correspondedWith Jones, Eugene Kinckle, 1885-1954 person
correspondedWith Jones, Thomas Jesse, 1873-1950 person
correspondedWith King, R. Hayne (Richard Hayne), 1878-1941 person
associatedWith Moton, Jennie Dee Booth, 1880-1942 person
associatedWith Moton, Robert Russa, 1867-1940 person
associatedWith National Association of Colored Women (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Colored Work Department. corporateBody
associatedWith National Negro Business League (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Urban League. corporateBody
associatedWith Negro Rural School Fund, Inc. corporateBody
correspondedWith Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988 person
associatedWith Phelps-Stokes Fund. corporateBody
correspondedWith Spaulding, C. C. (Charles Clinton), 1874-1952 person
correspondedWith Stewart, Ella P. (Ella Phillips), 1893-1987 person
correspondedWith Stewart, Sallie W. (Sallie Wyatt), 1881- person
correspondedWith Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958 person
correspondedWith Stowe, Lyman Beecher, 1880-1963 person
correspondedWith Taylor, Robert R. (Robert Rochon), 1900- person
correspondedWith Thomas, Jesse O., 1885- person
correspondedWith Tobias, Channing H. person
associatedWith Tuskegee Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Agricultural Adjustment Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Department of State. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Veterans Administration Hospital (Tuskegee, Ala.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Waring, Mary F. (Mary Fitzbutler) person
correspondedWith White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955 person
correspondedWith Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956 person
correspondedWith Wright, Arthur D. (Arthur Davis), 1885-1947 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
African American business enterprises


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