Fayette Avery McKenzie papers, 1915-1926.
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Established as Fisk Free Colored School in Nashville, Tenn., in Dec. 1865 by John Ogden, Rev. Erastus Milo Caravath, and Rev. Edward P. Smith; named in honor of Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, assistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau for Tennessee and Kentucky, who provided the new institution with facilities and contributed over $30,000 to the school; opened on 9 Jan. 1866 with almost two hundred students of all ages; incorporated as Fisk University on 22 Aug. 1867 after its curriculum shifted to ...
Businessman and philanthropist. Born, Springfield, IL, 1862. President, Rosenwald and Weil, 1885-1906. Vice-president and treasurer, Sears, Roebuck and Company, 1910-1925; president and chairman of the board, 1925-1932. Founder, Julius Rosenwald Fund, 1917. Founder, Museum of Science and Industry, 1929. Trustee, University of Chicago, Tuskegee Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, Hull House, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Baron de Hirsch Fund. From the description of Papers, 1905-19...
Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he became the m...
L. Hollingsworth Wood was a Quaker attorney, born at Mt. Kisco, N.Y., the son of James and Emily (Hollingsworth) Wood. His sister was Carolena Wood (1871-1936). Wood graduated from Haverford College (1896) and Columbia University Law School (1899). He worked actively in the areas of peace, civil rights, and African American and Quaker education. From the description of Prison Reform Papers, 1913-1937. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 56362168 L. Hollingsworth Wood, ...
Page, Tennessee State Senate (1857); County Claims Commission for Davidson Co., Tenn. (1868); clerk, Office of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands and clerk, Office of the Sixth Auditor of the U.S. Treasury (1870); admitted to the bar (1872); Nashville City Councilman (1878-1884); Tennessee Republican candidate for U.S. House (1898); member, Republican State Executive Committee (1898-ca. 1918); active member, National Negro Businessmen's League (1900); volunteer chief cashier an...
Professor of economics and sociology; president of Fisk University (1915-1925), helped found Society of American Indians; d. 1957. From the description of Fayette Avery McKenzie papers. Supplement, 1909-1928 (bulk, 1910-1922). (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 755934805 From the description of Fayette Avery McKenzie papers, 1915-1926. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70970123 ...
Known chiefly for its educational work among African Americans, the American Missionary Association also worked with other ethnic groups. From the description of American Missionary Association records, 1820's-1870's (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 668992371 ...
George Foster Peabody, banker and philanthropist, was born in Columbus, Ga. in 1852 and died in Warm Springs, Ga. in 1938. He was the son of George Henry and Elvira Canfield Peabody and husband of Katrina N. Trask. From the description of Cherokee Indian language letters, 1907. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 259719021 Banker and philanthropist. From the description of Papers of George Foster Peabody, 1894-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 8410865...