In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

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Jean Fairfax, former dean of women at two historically Black institutions, passed away on February 12, 2019. She was 98 years old. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Fairfax served as dean of women at Kentucky State College (now University) in Frankfort and at the Tuskegee Institute (now University) in Alabama. After World War II, she went to Austria to serve as a postwar relief worker with the American Friends Service Committee, and served as the organization’s director of college programs in New England and director of Southern Civil Rights. Throughout her career, Fairfax was involved with m...

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