Item: Photographs of Nellie Rathbone Bright

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Record Number: 11909
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 4
Depicts: Nellie Rathbone Bright
View Format: Photograph
Dimensions: Dimensions of Image, 9 by 13.9 cm.
Dimensions of Image, 12.6 by 8.1 cm.
Dimensions of Image, 12.7 by 7.8 cm.
Image description: Pictured here as a child of twelve to a professional woman nearly forty years of age is Nellie Rathbone Bright (1898-1977). Bright was an educator in the Philadelphia school system, beginning in the late 1920s. She co-founded and contributed to Black Opals, a literary magazine established to encourage African American writers. From 1935 to 1952, she served as principal of various Philadelphia public schools, and later taught courses in African American history to teachers. In 1970, at the age of seventy-two, she co-authored a children’s book of social history, American – Red, White, Black, Yellow.