Nannie Helen Burroughs School
Trades Hall of National Training School for Women and Girls
|Location||601 50th St., NE., Washington, D.C.|
|Area||6 acres (24,000 m2)|
|Architect||Thomas M. Medford|
|NRHP Reference #||91002049|
|Added to NRHP||July 17, 1991|
|Designated NHL||July 17, 1991|
Nannie Helen Burroughs School, formerly known as National Training School for Women and Girls, is a private coeducational elementary school located in the District of Columbia. The school was originally founded in 1909 by Nannie Helen Burroughs as The National Trade and Professional School for Women and Girls, Inc. to provide vocational training for African-American females, who did not have many educational opportunities available to them.
Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York, was among the trustees of the school in its early decades. The Trades Hall building of the school was built during 1927-1928. Mary McLeod Bethune was the featured speaker at its dedication.
- Page Putnam Miller (February 9, 1990). PDF (32 KB). National Park Service. and PDF (32 KB)
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "National Training School for Women and Girls". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
- Mather, Frank Lincoln. Who's Who of the Colored Race: A General Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women of African Descent, Vol. 1, Chicago: Memento Edition, 1915, p. 222
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