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Pauline C. Morton


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Pauline Cauthorne Morton was an African-American schoolteacher and activist.Early life and education Morton was born in Dunnsville, Virginia, and attended Ozena Public School, Dunnsville Public School, and the Rappahannock Industrial Academy, graduating in 1928. She matriculated at Virginia State University, from which she graduated with a bachelor's of science degree in education in 1933; she later received a master's degree in education from Cornell University. She married Samuel Percell Morton, who was the principal of Hayden High School in Franklin, Virginia, and moved with him to that city, where she began a career as a teacher of home economics; she began employment with the Virginia Department of Education in 1947, during the era of segregation, retiring in 1974.

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Virginia State University

College in Virginia, United States

Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca