Jeanes Teachers Meeting
This photograph, taken on November 4, 1923, shows a meeting of Jeanes teachers at Allen University, an African American university in Columbia, South Carolina. The Negro Rural School Fund of the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation helped support the teachers, who served in remote rural schools and instituted a curriculum of industrial education. Jackson Davis, the Virginia field agent for the General Education Board from 1915 to 1929, took this photograph, one of about 6,000 he made documenting the conditions of rural schools and the industrial education of African Americans.
Citation: Jackson Davis Papers, 1906–1947, Accession #3072, #3072-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.