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Anna Thomas Jeanes

(1822-1907)

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
1. Anna Thomas Jeanes Marker
Inscription.  A Quaker activist passionate about public health and education, Jeanes set up a bequest to fund a facility that became Jeanes Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center. She also financed the Jeanes Foundation, or Negro Rural School Fund, and appointed Booker T. Washington a trustee. The fund supported the training of black teachers, known as Jeanes Supervisors, who provided southern black youth with academic and vocational education.
 
Erected 2019 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationScience & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Quakerism ⛪ series lists.
 
Location. 40° 4.152′ N, 75° 5.197′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Central Avenue just north of Faunce Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7607 Central Ave, Philadelphia PA 19111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Anna Thomas Jeanes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
2. Anna Thomas Jeanes Marker
8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burholme World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fox Chase and Rockledge World War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Knowlton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thomas Rowland & Sons Shovel Works (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.9 miles away); Burholme Memorial for Peace (approx. one mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Gilbert Motier DeLafayette (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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