Sept 26, 1832.  Joanna P. Moore was born in Clarion County, PA.  She became a lifelong teacher of freed slaves.  She taught literacy, started boarding schools for younger students, and homes for the elderly.  Her publication HOPE gave instructions for home schooling, called ‘Fireside Schools’.  Moore also started training schools so others would carry on her teaching legacy.  ABHS has some of Moore’s personal papers, photographs, and issues of HOPE from 1885-1961.

 

 

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