(9 Aug. 1865-27 Aug. 1948)Janie Porter Barrett was born in Athens, Ga. She graduated from Hampton Institute and soon began teaching home-management techniques to other young African American women and girls. In 1915, Barrett founded the Industrial School for Wayward Colored Girls nearby, the third reform school specifically for black girls in the United States. The school long survived its predecessors in Maryland and Missouri, and was also the first - and for several years the only - such state-supported school. Barrett used progressive, humane methods, operating on an honor system and forbidding corporal punishment. In 1950, the school was renamed the Janie Porter School for Girls.
|Marker Number||ND 12|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:43am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 291452 N 4178008|
|Decimal Degrees||37.72561667, -77.36636667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 43.537', W 77° 21.982'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 43' 32.22" N, 77° 21' 58.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11842-11894 Hanover Courthouse Rd, Stevenson VA 35772, US|
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