0 Reviews. Founded in 1897 by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright-Menafee, who was barely older than some of today's students, Voorhees College has a rich history and a bright future. She was a humanitarian … Year Erected: 2016 Marker Text: Pioneering educator Elizabeth Evelyn Wright was born in Talbotton, Georgia, and attended school here at St. Phillips African Methodist Episcopal Church, where many local African-American children received their education. Wright grew up in a three-room cabin built by her father and attended an all-grades school held in a church basement.

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Elizabeth Evelyn Wright (April 3, 1872 - December 14, 1906) founded Denmark Industrial Institute in Denmark, South Carolina, as a school for African-American youth.It is present-day Voorhees College, a historically black college (HBCU). University of the South, 1983 - Social Science - 273 pages. Educator. Educator, advocate and scholar. J. Kenneth Morris. What people are saying - Write a review. From inside the book . Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, 1872-1906 : founder of Voorhees College. Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (August 10, c1859- February 27, 1964). Get this from a library! Common terms and phrases. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. She was the seventh child of twenty-one children born to black carpenter John Wesley Wright and his full-blooded Cherokee wife, Virginia Rolfe. Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, 1872-1906: founder of Voorhees College. Educator Elizabeth Wright was born in Talbotton, Georgia, on April 3, 1872. She spent her youth in a three-room cabin built by her father and learned to read at an all-grades school held in a church basement. [J Kenneth Morris] Wright was born in Talbotton, Georgia, on April 3, 1872, the seventh of twenty-one children born to the African American carpenter John Wesley Wright and his full-blooded Cherokee wife, Virginia Rolfe.