Supervision of Rural Schools for Negroes
by Jackson Davis - 1913
In March, 1908, there sat around a table in the otfice of the Superintendent of Schools of Henrico County, Virginia, a group of men who had been invited by him to consider ways of improving the Negro schools of the county. A meeting of the Negro teachers had just been held, the first meeting called to give them aid and encouragement. Dr. H. B. Frissell, who was among the party, told of some extension work that had been done by Hampton Institute in sending out a young woman to visit the schools of Gloucester County, and to help the teachers adapt their work to the home life of the people. After considerable discussion the conference ended, but there was left a precipitate of definite ideas.
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