The Bishop Tuttle School of Social Work and the Life of Fannie Jeffery: An Oral History

  • John Kayser


The Bishop Tuttle Memorial School of Social Work was operated by the Women's Auxiliary of the (then segregated) Episcopal Church of America as a social work and religious education program preparing African American women for leadership in social work, the church, and Black community. Mrs. Fannie Jeffrey was a member of its last graduating class, and subsequently was involved in the closing of the School. This article recounts the intersecting stories of the history of the Bishop Tuttle School and the life story of Mrs. Jeffrey, who fought against segregation and oppression in both the social work and religious organizations.

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