Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Bossier Biographies: Carrie Martin

Watch our newest Bossier Biographies video on Youtube.

Carrie Martin was a school teacher and supervisor in Bossier Parish schools from 1913-1925, but these job titles only hint at the effect she had on black education in Bossier Parish. After teaching for a number of years in the Plain Dealing area, she was appointed the “Jeanes Supervisor” of black schools in the parish. She held this supervisory position for 14 years. She was the third Jeanes supervisor appointed in the state of Louisiana and the first in Bossier Parish. She was also a leader in community health, home life, and beautification.

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