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Can Anything Beat White?A Black Family's Letters$
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Elisabeth Petry

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617033209

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617033209.001.0001

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Achieving a Dream

Achieving a Dream

(p.173) Chapter 10 Achieving a Dream
Can Anything Beat White?

Elisabeth Petry

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on Helen James’s activities and correspondence between 1906 and 1910. Helen arrived at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College in Tallahassee in October 1906, where she taught school. By March 1909 she had resolved to marry Frank Pierce Chisholm, whom she had met in Atlanta. They married on June 1, 1910 and had two children. By 1920 the family had moved to Saybrook, where they bought a house next door to Bertha and Peter.

Keywords:   Helen James, correspondence, letters, Florida, Mechanical College, Frank Pierce Chisholm

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