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Statesboro in Bulloch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Marvin Summers Pittman

1882 - 1954

 
 
Marvin Summers Pittman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Marvin Summers Pittman Marker
Inscription.  
President of South Georgia Teachers College and Georgia Teachers College
1934-1941 and 1943-1947

A pioneer in developing rural education, President Pittman organized the College to serve the region and state as a comprehensive undergraduate institution. His demonstration teacher training program gave rise to South Georgia teachers College laboratory school and the College's statewide status as Georgia Teachers College. His politically-motivated removal from office in 1941 was reversed in 1943 by a reorganized Board of Regents. In retirement, he helped rebuild post-war education in Germany and Korea and organized the United Nations teacher training in Costa Rica.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 32° 25.57′ N, 81° 46.954′ W. Marker is in Statesboro, Georgia, in Bulloch County. Marker is on Southern Drive. Marker is located on the campus of Georgia Southern University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Statesboro GA 30458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. First District Agricultural and Mechanical School (a few steps from this marker); Integration of Georgia Southern (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Turpentining Experiment (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); W. Jones Lane Memorial Highway (approx. 0.3 miles away); United States vs. Darby Lumber Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Savannah & Statesboro Railway (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Bulloch County Hospital, 1937-2000 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Donehoo-Brannen-NeSmith Mansion (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Statesboro.
 
Also see . . .  Pursuing a Promise By F. Erik Brooks, pages 25-33. (Submitted on August 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Marvin Summers Pittman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Marvin Summers Pittman Marker
Marvin Summers Pittman Administration Building, Georgia Southern University image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Marvin Summers Pittman Administration Building, Georgia Southern University
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,984 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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