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Manners Matter: The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

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In February 2019, we explored Palmer Memorial Institute through the Canary House, home of revered educator and leader Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown. Founded in 1902, this residential school transformed the lives of more than 2,000 African American students. Recognizing that education continued outside of the classroom, Dr. Brown invited students, civil rights leaders, artists, and others to visit and socialize in this special place where politeness and grace were more than a “nice to have,” but a place where Manners Mattered. 

Check out this Tar Heel Junior Historian article for students and related lesson plan, “School Rules,” from our Educator Notebook.