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Near Cochran in Brunswick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nellie Pratt Russell

(1890–1979)

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 20, 2017
1. Nellie Pratt Russell Marker
Inscription. Nellie Pratt Russell, educator, attended Howard University and was one of six incorporators of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first Greek letter organization founded by African American women. The sorority, established in 1908, was incorporated in Jan. 1913, preserving its traditions and securing its right to charter new chapters. In 1931 Russell earned a Master of Arts degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. For about 50 years, she taught English at the Saint Paul Normal and Industrial School (later Saint Paulís College), where she helped found Gamma Lambda Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Russell led womenís organizations in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-92.)
 
Location. 36° 50.244′ N, 77° 54.836′ W. Marker is near Cochran, Virginia, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Christanna Highway (Virginia Route 46) and Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south on Christanna Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alberta VA 23821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Christanna
Nellie Pratt Russell Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 20, 2017
2. Nellie Pratt Russell Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Brunswick Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Southside Virginia Community College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Paulís Chapel School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Danieltown (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sturgeon Creek (approx. 5Ĺ miles away); Staunton River Raid (approx. 6 miles away); Saint Paul's College (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “To be closer to her mother after her fatherís death, Nellie Pratt moved to Lawrenceville, Virginia to teach at St. Paul Normal and Industrial School (now St. Paulís College). It was a historically black college.” “She devoted great energy to her career as an educator, teaching English at St. Paul's College for nearly 50 years. She influenced generations of students, and helped create teachers as excellent as she was.” (Submitted on August 24, 2017.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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