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White, Fannie Fletcher Hathaway

(born: 1870  -  died: 1958) Fannie White was an education leader in Lexington, KY, [though her permanent residence was in Owensboro, KY, and later in Louisville, KY]. She taught for 32 years, and served as principal for a total of 18 years at three different schools, Peach Orchard School, Patterson Street School, and George Washington Carver School, all located in Lexington. In 1902, she was a board member of the Colored Orphan Industrial Home. Fannie White was the conductor of the Colored Teachers Institute in Lexington, KY, in 1903. She served as second vice president of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association (KNEA) from 1924-25, and as first vice president from 1925-28 and 1931 [source: KNEA Journals]. Fannie White was the daughter of Robert Elijah Hathaway, a preacher, and Rachel Scott Hathaway. She was the older sister of Isaac Scott Hathaway and Eva Hathaway Hulitt. She was the wife of Dr. Randolf F. White. Fannie White was a graduate of Chandler Normal School and State Normal School [now Kentucky State University]. She died in 1958 and was buried with her husband in Zachery Taylor Cemetery in Louisville, KY. For more see her obituary in the Courier Journal, 11/12/1958; Lexington's Colored Orphan Industrial Home, by L. F. Byars; and "Colored County Schools," Leader, 09/06/1903, p.3. This entry was provided by Y. Y. Giles.

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