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date: 07 December 2023

Barrett, Janie Porterlocked


Barrett, Janie Porterlocked

  • Wilma Peebles-WilkinsWilma Peebles-WilkinsBoston University, Emerita


Janie Porter Barrett (1865–1948) was a noted African American child welfare reformer. In 1890, she founded the Locust Street Social Settlement, one of the first settlements for black people in the United States. She later established and became superintendent of Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls in 1915.


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