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“I am, Dear Miss, Yours Very Truly:” Melville Fort’s Letters to Prisoners of War

During World War I, many young American women became pen pals with European prisoners of war. This was the case with Miss Melville Fort, an art teacher at the State Normal and Industrial College (now UNC Greensboro). Like many of the women who taught college in the early 20th century, Miss Fort was strongly committed […]

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Melville Fort, Early Advocate of Art Education

Melville Fort (p. 15) Miss Melville Vincent Fort taught art. She may not have been as fashionable as Latin professor Viola Boddie or as majestic as Lady Principal Sue May Kirkland, but she was witty, intelligent, and friendly – a favorite with the faculty and students. Yet while many members of the original faculty have […]