Rebecca Primus and the Founding of the Primus Institute: Race, Gender, and Educational Uplift in the Reconstruction South, 1865-1869

Furey, Katie E.


  • In her interactions with others, a young, Black, energized Rebecca Primus never accepted anything less than a level of passion that rivaled her own. Hailing from New England, Rebecca moved South to not only teach but to inspire. What started as a temporary teaching position at the Civil War’s end expanded––thanks to Rebecca’s intrinsic desire for the betterment of all those around her––into an ... read more
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