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Building Together for Youth

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 10, 2012
1. Building Together for Youth Marker
Inscription. The National Congress of Colored parents and teachers grew from a meeting called at the request of Selena Sloan Butler through the school principal, Cora B. Finley, at Yonge Street School, March 14, 1911. As interest grew, other school units were created throughout the city and organized into the Parent-Teacher Council of Atlanta. A state organization was formed in the lecture room of Bethel A. M. E. Church in Atlanta, May 6, 1921. Mrs. Butler was elected first State President at that meeting.

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.
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By David Seibert, May 10, 2012
2. Building Together for Youth Marker
33° 45.167′ N, 84° 22.533′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of William Holmes Borders Sr. Drive and Gartrell Street, on the left when traveling north on William Holmes Borders Sr. Drive. 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. mile away); Julia Carlisle Withers (approx. mile away); Historic Fire Station No. 6 (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Fire Station No. 6 (approx. 0.3 miles 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 AmericansEducation
 
Building Together for Youth Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 10, 2012
3. Building Together for Youth Marker
The marker and entrance to the Selena S. Butler park, with a portion of the Atlanta skyline in the distance.
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Wikipedia
4. Selena Sloan Butler
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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