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Colored Bureau of Education, Frankfort, KY

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

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