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Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25th

Born this day in 1838, Sarah Ann Dickey, an ordained minister of United Brethren Church and educator. Born in Ohio, Rev. Dickey did not start her own education until she was 16, but in three years she earned a teaching certificate.During the Civil War, Rev. Dickey traveled to Vicksburg, Mississippi,to teach recently freed slaves.
After the war, Rev. Dickey went back to school, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary to further her education. Graduating in 1869, Dickey moved back to Mississippi to dedicate her life to educating former slaves. This lead to Rev. Dickey founding Mount Hermon Female Seminary, which opened in October 1875 in Clinton, Mississippi.
The school closed in 1924. Rev. Sarah Dickey never married but raised many children left in her care. ( I found no images of the school or of Rev. Dickey- very strange)