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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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Challenges at Atlanta University

Challenges at Atlanta University

(p.156) Chapter 8 Challenges at Atlanta University
Can Anything Beat White?

Elisabeth Petry

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on Helen James’s correspondence while studying at Atlanta University, starting in fall 1904. Helen faced challenges in her classes in history, freshman English, sociology, and Latin, where she was the only woman in a class of thirty-five boys age thirteen to twenty. She also remained loyal to Hampton, claiming that the university’s grounds, buildings, and students paled in comparison to Hampton.

Keywords:   Helen James, correspondence, letters, Atlanta University

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