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Colored Bureau of Education, Frankfort, KY

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In January of 1914, Hardin Tolbert established the Colored Bureau of Education in Frankfort, KY, "to supply teachers who are prepared to teach and can not find a place...." -- [source: "Kentucky's Capital," Freeman, 01/31/1914, p. 4]. In March of 1914, the Bureau endorsed the work of Miss Elnora B. Lee, assistant principal of the Hardinsburg Public School [source: "--Miss Elnora B. Lee...," Freeman, 03/07/1914, p. 4]. The Colored Bureau of Education was a forerunner to the National Colored Teachers' Agency established in Louisville, KY in 1928.


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NKAA Entry: Tolbert, Hardin
NKAA Entry: National Colored Teachers' Agency, Louisville, KY
NKAA Source: The Freeman [Indianapolis Freeman] (newspaper)

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