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Charlotte Hawkins Brown,handbag

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17" X 17" circular dynamic easy to carry, stylish and creatively made black leather(with complimenting embossed croc leather for pockets . This smart handbag has two exterior  pockets . A snapped closure and carried with double leather straps 

 


In 1901 Charlotte Hawkins started teaching at a rural school in Sedalia, near Greensboro. The run-down school closed after one term, but Hawkins decided to stay in the community and establish her own school. After raising money in New England, she established Palmer Memorial Institute in 1902. She named the school in honor of Alice Freeman Palmer, her mentor and supporter.

Palmer was the only school for African American children in the area. Most walked a long way to reach the one-room schoolhouse. Students who could not pay for their education worked at the school. But all of the students had daily chores because Hawkins believed that working gave them a sense of responsibility.