Anna Easter Brown

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Anna Easter Brown Anna Easter Brown, born on Easter Sunday of 1879, was a spokeswoman for educational literacy, preservation of Black History, women’s rights, and equal rights for African Americans. In 1909, Ms. Brown graduated from Howard University in Washington, [...]
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Dr. J. Reid Parrott, Jr.

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Dr. J. Reid Parrott, Jr., a Craven County North Carolina native, has made an indelible mark on North Carolina education, particularly on its community college system. He began his career in Education in 1960 as public school teacher and taught [...]
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Lela Harrell Chesson

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Born in Williamston, NC, and educated at East Carolina University, Lela Harrell Chesson, has been a Nash County resident since 1967. She taught English in the Nash-Rocky Mount School System before serving as Community Relations Director and Public Information Officer […]

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Rosa Brodie

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Rosa Brodie Rosa “B” Brodie’s education got off to a good start at Cedar Grove School where her principal from the first thru third grades was her mother Rosalie Andrews. She went on to graduate from Tarboro’s Patillo High School, […]

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Kanawha ZeBlon Chavis

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Kanawha ZeBlon Chavis Kanawha ZeBlon Chavis (1930 – 1987) was a nationally recognized innovative educator, published author, human rights activist, and NC Educational Hall of Fame inductee. He served as Principal of Bailey School and was the first principal of […]

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Thomas Stith, Sr.

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Thomas Stith, Sr. After serving in World War I, Thomas Stith, Sr., worked for Rocky Mount schools for 20 years and 18 years for the US Post Office, but he is recognized for his dedication to the youth of the […]

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Frances Gorham

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Frances Gorham Frances "Miss Fannie" Gorham, a Rocky Mount native, attended Rocky Mount graded schools and graduated from State Normal and Industrial College in 1904. She is recognized for over 50 years of unparalleled service in education as a teacher [...]
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Nina Walston Fountain

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Nina Walston Fountain Nina Walston Fountain taught school in Edgecombe County for 44 years during which she influenced hundreds of students in the area. She earned an AB Degree from East Carolina Teachers College and an MA from East Carolina […]

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Hazel Armstrong Valentine

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Hazel Armstrong Valentine Hazel Armstrong Valentine was born in Martin County in 1895 and died in 1997. A graduate of Guilford College, Mrs. Valentine served as a parole officer at the National Training School for Girls, taught school, and worked […]

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Benjamin Eagles Fountain

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Benjamin Eagles Fountain Benjamin Eagles Fountain was born in Rocky Mount, on the corner of Eastern Avenue and George Street, in Edgecombe County. An Eagle Scout, he credits his scout leaders with helping him achieve the goals he set. He [...]
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