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Pauline Cauthorne Morton (1912-2004)

 
 
Pauline Cauthorne Morton Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 7, 2018
1. Pauline Cauthorne Morton Marker.
Inscription. Pauline C. Morton, civic leader, graduated from what is now Virginia State University in 1933. She began working for the Virginia Department of Education in 1947, during the segregation era. Before retiring in 1974, she supervised home economics education across southeastern Virginia and implemented the federal school lunch program in her region. Morton was Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first Greek-letter organization for African American women. She helped organize the Franklin NAACP chapter in 1943, chaired the Franklin City Public School Board and the board of Paul D. Camp Community College, and served on more than 20 other civic committees.
 
Erected by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number U-132.)
 
Location. 36° 40.537′ N, 76° 56.502′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Virginia. Marker is on North College Drive (Virginia Route 641), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 280 North College Drive, Franklin VA 23851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Monument (approx. half
Pauline Cauthorne Morton Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 7, 2018
2. Pauline Cauthorne Morton Marker.
The viewer is facing south on College Drive towards Armory Drive. At the traffic lights (right background ) is Stewart Drive.
a mile away); Camp Family Homestead (approx. mile away); Franklin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Recovery and Progress (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Age of Gasoline (approx. 1.2 miles away); "Can't Is Not in the Camp's Vocabulary" (approx. 1.2 miles away); War Comes to the Blackwater (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
More about this marker. Approved in 2017 by the Department of Historic Resources (DHR), the Pauline Cauthorne Morton marker was sponsored by the Lambda Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. It was unveiled during a dedication ceremony on March 10, 2018.
 
Also see . . .  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Franklin Chapter. (Submitted on June 6, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationWomen
 
Pauline Cauthorne Morton Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 7, 2018
3. Pauline Cauthorne Morton Marker.
Here, the viewer is facing north on College Drive. The entrance sign to Ruth Camp Campbell Memorial Library is pictured right.
Pauline Cauthorne Morton Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 7, 2018
4. Pauline Cauthorne Morton Marker.
A westward view of Pauline Cauthorne Morton Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 5, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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