Nannie Helen Burroughs (1883–1961)

  • Meredith Cooper BrownEmail author
  • Nicole A. Taylor


This chapter highlights the accomplishments and historical significance of Nannie Helen Burroughs who was an educator, orator, and religious leader. In addition to her civic work, Ms. Burroughs founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in 1909. The chapter offers a critical analysis of the role Ms. Burroughs had in contributing to the growth and development of education in the African American community, especially as it relates to education policies and practices during reconstructionism in America.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Spelman CollegeAtlantaUSA

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