Sunday’s PossumMay 29, 2011
Martha Berry: The Sunday Lady of Possum Trot
Her schools earned plaudits from Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, and Franklin Roosevelt. The Boys Industrial School motivated communities throughout the South to begin educating their young people in earnest, blazing a trail for the establishment of an agricultural and mechanical school in each of Georgia’s congressional districts.
As a result of her 40 years of work in education, Martha Berry(1866-1942)—the Sunday Lady of Possum Trot— is among Georgia’s most prominent women of the first half of the 20th century.
Martha Berry – Wikipedia
RoadSide Georgia – Martha Berry Museum
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