Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Building Together for Youth
To the sixth annual state meeting held at Liberty Baptist Church in Atlanta, four states (Georgia; Alabama, Delaware, and Florida) sent delegates and national body was formed, May 7, 1926. A number of other states and the District of Columbia soon joined the organization. Mrs. Butler was elected first National President and is honored today as the founder of the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers.
Her efforts at Yonge Street School, renamed Henry Rutherford Butler Elementary School to honor her husband, have been well received throughout the country.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-116.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Touch for map. The marker is located at the entrance to Selena S. Butler Park (roughly 100 feet north of its original location). Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30312, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eternal Flame (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Allen Fuller (approx. ¼ mile away); Julia Carlisle Withers (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Fire Station No. 6 (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing. ); Fire Station No. 6 (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Daniel Cornelius O'Keefe (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Regarding Building Together for Youth. Selena Sloan Butler's portrait now hangs in the Georgia State Capitol.
Also see . . . Selena Sload Butler Biography - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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