Evans, May Thompson, 1901-

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May Thompson Evans was raised mainly in North Carolina. She attended Meredith College, in Raleigh, N.C., and Westhampton College of the University of Richmond; taught public school in Detroit, Michigan (1921-1922); went to Columbia University to obtain her master's degree; taught at Averett Junior College in Danville, Virginia; and then taught at the Woman's College in Greensboro (UNC-Greensboro). After 1930 she became involved in Democratic Party politics. She helped organize the Young Democratic Club in North Carolina, served as a state director of the National Re-employment Service (1933-1937); was organizer and first director of the N.C. Employment Service (1935-1937); and was assistant director, Women's Division, of the Democratic National Committee (1937-1940). She served with the War Manpower Commission (1942-1945), the U.S. Department of Labor (1945-1949), the Federal Security Agency (1949-1954), and the U.S. Public Health Service (1954-1964).
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referencedIn Eleanor Roosevelt oral history project, 1977-1980. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Clyde Roark Hoey Papers, 1943-1954 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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creatorOf May Thompson Evans Oral History Interview, 1921-1964; March 26, 1981; October 23, 1981 East Carolina University. J.Y. Joyner Library
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associatedWith Hoey, Clyde Roark, 1877 person
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Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Teachers--North Carolina
African Americans--Medical care
World War, 1939-1945--Women
Women--Political activity--North Carolina
Human experimentation in medicine--Alabama--Macon County (Tenn.)--History
Human experimentation in medicine--Alabama--Macon County (Tenn.)--History


Birth 1901

Birth 1901


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