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THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CINCINNATI AND HAMILTON COUNTY

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About this collection

This 1938 scrapbook documents the journey of four Cincinnati school teachers: Althea Hurst, Laura Knight, Margaret Duncan, and Martha Bush. This trip took the teachers to Canada, Northern Europe, Nazi Germany, Eastern Europe, and France. The purpose of this trip was to give authenticity to what they had read and compare their findings to information provided in text books as a way to inspire African American children to travel and broaden their world view. Included in the scrapbook are photographs, brochures, notes, and other ephemera.

 

Ms. Hurst left the scrapbook to Dr. Houston Brummit, formerly of Cincinnati, who donated it to the Library so it could be a resource and  inspiration, and promote greater understanding for children today and in the future.

 
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