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Title:The founding of an all Black female seminary: Spelman, 1881-1927
Author(s):Graham, Frances Denise
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Perkins, Linda M.
Department / Program:Black Studies
Women's Studies
Education, Administration
Education, History of
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Discipline:Black Studies
Women's Studies
Education, Administration
Education, History of
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Black Studies
Women's Studies
Education, Administration
Education, History of
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract:The seminary years of Spelman College beginning April 1881 to August 1927 are covered in this dissertation. The objective was to understand the growth and development of this all black female institution developed by Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles, two white women northern missionaries. Educated in a seminary themselves Packard and Giles relied heavily on their religious education to build one of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the world. The first students of the school were ex-slave women who gained an elementary education; however, as the school grew the students received a challenging collegiate education. The first black women at the school first called the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary were Christianized and developed into moral Christian women strengthened by New England views and values. This research sought to understand the motives of the founders of Spelman College.
Issue Date:1996
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/23735
ISBN:9780591198263
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 Graham, Frances Denise
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9712286
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9712286


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