Hunter, Jane Edna Harris

Hunter, Jane Edna Harris

December 13, 1882–January 19, 1971


Black and white portrait photograph of woman.
Hunter, Jane Edna, 1882-1971

Jane Edna Hunter started the Working Girl’s Home Association after moving to Cleveland, Ohio and seeing the lack of adequate housing and social protection for homeless black girls. This organization became known as the Phillis Wheatley Association. Hunter founded the Cleveland Women’s Civic League. Years later she earned her law degree from Cleveland Marshall law school and received honorary doctorate degrees from Fisk University in Tennessee, Allen University in South Carolina and Central State University in Ohio.

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  • Title Hunter, Jane Edna Harris
  • Coverage December 13, 1882–January 19, 1971
  • Author
  • Keywords Nurse, social worker, Ferguson Academy, Ella Hunt, Cannon Street Hospital and Training School for Nurses in Charleston, Phillis Wheatley Home, A Nickel and a Prayer
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date December 4, 2023
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 8, 2022
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