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Susan Dart Butler

American librarian


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Susan Dart Butler was an American librarian and milliner.Early life and education Susan Dart was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1888 as the oldest child of Reverend John Lewis Dart and Julia Pierre. She was named after her grandmother, Susan Fenwick, who prior to the Civil War was able to purchase her husband as a free person of color. Reverend Dart, a Baptist, was born free and attended Newton Theological Seminary. Butler attended a private school in 1895, but due to overcrowding, her father established the Charleston Normal and Industrial Institute known locally as Dart Hall, which was located on their property able to serve 150 African American schoolchildren.

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Hampton University

Historically black university in Virginia