Fannie Richards 1840-1922

Fannie Richards 1840-1922 (HM1YOL)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 44.042', W 84° 33.145'

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Fannie Richards helped initiate the fight for educational equality that led to a landmark 1869 Michigan Supreme Court decision abolishing segregation in the Detroit public schools. She began her 50-year teaching career as a Detroit teacher in 1865. In 1872, Richards taught the city's first kindergarten class at the newly integrated Everett Elementary School. Along with other women from Detroit's Second Baptist Church, Richards established the Phillis Wheatley Home for Colored Ladies to shelter the elderly poor. She was also active in the Detroit Study Club and served as president of the Michigan Federation of Colored Women's Clubs.
Year Placed2007
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Date Added Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700361 N 4734185
Decimal Degrees42.73403333, -84.55241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.042', W 84° 33.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 44' 2.52" N, 84° 33' 8.7" W
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Area Code(s)517, 989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 N Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, US
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