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Lorraine Morton

Lorraine Morton (1918- ) came to Evanston in 1941 to study for her Master’s Degree in Education at Northwestern University. Morton taught in Evanston schools for almost 40 years, breaking down racial barriers by being the first African-American teacher at an all-white school. She ended her educational career as principal of Haven Middle School. She …

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Lorraine Morton

Wonderful post on the Shorefront blog with the story of Lorraine Hairston Morton, former Mayor of Evanston. http://shorefrontjournal.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/lorraine-hairston-morton-i-am-more-than-my-smile/

Lorraine Morton

Lorraine Morton (1918- ) came to Evanston in 1941 to study for her Master’s Degree in Education at Northwestern University. In 1953, Morton took a position at Foster School, a segregated K-8 school in Evanston. Quickly she found herself challenging segregation. She was the first African-American teacher at Nichols Middle School and the first African-American …

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Exhibits

Sites throughout Evanston (listed below) will host a popup exhibition from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. Despite decades …

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Lifting as We Climb

“Lifting as We Climb” Featured women, from left to right: Dr. Isabella Garnett Alice C.D. Riley Frances Willard Catharine Waugh McCulloch Lorraine Morton Dr. Margery Carlson Edna Dean Baker Alice Bunker Stockham Florence Walrath

Evanston Women’s History Timeline

Click here for PDF version I. 1850 – 1874 – Educated Women 1855 Northwestern Female College is founded by William P. Jones, Jr. and J. Wesley Jones to provide higher education for women in Evanston. 1856 Northwestern Female College opens. The institution includes a college for women and a preparatory school for boys and girls. …

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Saying Goodbye

From the beginning of the Evanston Women’s History Project, there was no question that Lorraine Morton was a fixture in the story of Evanston women. Not only was she the first African-American elected Mayor of Evanston, and only the second woman, she was a pioneer in so many ways – as an educator, politician and …

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Fifteen Evanston Women Who Persisted

The 2018 Tour Evanston Women’s History Map highlights the stories of fifteen Evanston women and women’s organizations around the theme She Persisted. It provides a fun, informative and relevant summer activity for self-guided walking, biking and driving tours. The map costs $10 and will be available for purchase from 1-4 pm Thursdays and Sundays at the Frances …

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