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A History of the Berry Schools on the Mountain Campus

A History of the Berry Schools on the Mountain Campus

by Jennifer W. Dickey

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At the dawn of the twentieth century, Martha Berry had a vision that a residential school for young men and women with limited educational opportunities would help break the cycle of poverty that pervaded the rural South. She began an educational experiment in northwest Georgia that unfolded during her lifetime and continues into the twenty-first century. This book tells the story of a part of that school--the high school that existed on the Mountain Campus at Berry for more than six decades. For the students who were educated there, the school was transformative. As one alumnus explained, the school had about it an "intangible magic." Join author and Berry Academy alumna Jennifer Dickey as she captures the spirit of that school that today lives on in the "head, heart and hands" of its graduates.

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ISBN-13: 9781625846716
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Series: Brief History
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jennifer Dickey is a graduate of Berry Academy and Berry College, and the former director and curator of Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum. She is currently an assistant professor and coordinator of the Public History Program at Kennesaw State University.

Table of Contents

Foreword Stephen Briggs 7

Preface Tom Butler 13

Acknowledgements 19

Introduction 21

1 A Most Worthy Institution 27

2 Doing God's Work 39

3 Berry's New Era 53

4 Years of Grace 65

5 What Would Martha Berry Do? 79

6 The Shadow of the Past 93

7 A Level Playing Field 111

8 Traditions and Transitions 117

9 The Ending of an Era 133

Epilogue 153

Appendix A Important Dates in the History of the High School 161

Appendix B High School and Academy Leaders from 1916 to 1983 163

Appendix C List of Interviews 165

Notes 167

Selected Bibliography 181

Index 183

About the Author 189

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