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Jennie B. Moton By CHARLOTTE HAWKINS BROWN Mrs. Moton's warm friendship for the student of Tuskegee Institute manifested itself in many ways and on many occasions. Few students were forced to leave the Institute for any reason if she was able to help them to remain. She seemed never happier or more dedicated to unusual effort than when helping persons in distress. As frequent as the summertime came the Moton family, with their big dog, would stop over at Canary Cottage, my home on the campus of Palmer Institute, on their way to Hampton. It was a place at which they would stop without any notice because we were never crowded during the summer months, being eight or ten miles from Greensboro, N.C., and it was always a great joy for any member of my family who happened to be there to find room for the Moton family and make them comfortable. I do not know anyone who ever came into the Canary Cottage, the president's home, who made themselves more at home, helping me to move mattresses about, changing beds and maneuvering to make a place for the great big Russian wolf hound who really was never welcome because he kept me frightened all the time. In our public lives and in our private lives Jennie B. Moton and I were understanding, intimate friends and yet took the liberty to disagree on various matters regarding interracial and club matters without breaking our fine friendship. I do not feel that any woman in public life knew Jennie B. Moton as intimately as I did. I sensed her ambition and noticed her methods and procedures, and never felt that I couldn't disagree with her point of view and maintain her friendship. I held and still hold a deep devotion for her children whom I came to know, and I was justly proud as President Emerita of Palmer Memorial Institute to see on our roster one of the finest young men here, her grandson, Robert R. Moton, III. The Negro women of the deep South lost valuable, cultured, Christian leadership in the passing of Jennie B. Moton, and I lost a devoted friend whose memory will always be green. [[ine]] Ibid, paged 204-206. [[line]] MOTON INSTITUTE STAFF Dr. Anita F. Allen, President Miss Carla Watson, Accountant Mrs. Clarise H. Ottley, Secretary COLLEGE ENDOWMENT FUNDING PLAN, NYC Dr. Fred Patterson, Director Mr. Gary Proctor, Assistant Director Miss Eleanor Charris, Secretary CONFERENCE CENTER Mrs. Artelia Green, Director Mrs. Glorya Roberts, Administrative Assistant Housekeeping Mrs. Isadora Jackman Mrs. Helen Lemon Food Services Mrs. Rose Lewis Mrs. Alice Redmond Maintenance Mr. Thomas Dixon Mr. Wray Herring Mr. Curtis Berry Transportation: Ms. Claudia Lewis [[end page]] [[start page]] Robert R. Moton Memorial Institute, Inc. BOARD OF TRUSTEES Officers of the Board DR. LUTHER H. FOSTER, Chairman/CEO President Emeritus, Tuskegee Institute DR. FRED D. PATTERSON, Chairman Emeritus, President Emeritus, Tuskegee Institute DR. HENRY PONDER, Vice Chairman, President, Fisk University MR. B. DOYLE MITCHELL, Treasurer, President, Industrial Bank of Washington MR. FRED D. PATTERSON, II, Secretary, Consultant [[line]] DR. ANITA F. ALLEN, President, Moton Institute MRS. DELORES BAROS, President, Barros & Company MRS. BERKELEY G. BURRELL, Businesswoman, D.C. CHRISTOPHER F. EDLEY, Esq., Presidnet, United Negro College Fund DR. EDWARD GIBSON, Physician, Princeton, NJ DR. ALBERT T. HARRIS, Professor Emeritus, Virginia State University DR. CASPA HARRIS, Vice President, Business Administration, Howard University DR. RICHARD O. HOPE, Head, Dept. of Sociology, University of Indiana MACEO W. HUBBARD, Esq., Retired Attorney DR. HOBART JARRETT, Professor of English, Brooklyn College, CUNY MR. GEORGE F. KEANE, President, The Common Fund MR. FRED SANFORD, President, H.C. Shackelford & Son DR. A.C. TERRENCE, Physician, Apelousa, La. MR. WARREN WHEELER, President, Wheeler Airlines
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