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[Mrs. Helen Allread, Substitute Teacher at Crawford School]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0774-Classroom_stove-1968.jpg
Creation: 1961

Students at this one-room school in remote Overton County had recently gotten a hot lunch program, one of the first such programs in Tennessee. This was the main meal for the day for some students. Corn later wrote that he wanted to “hold up a mirror for society to look at itself.” His photos were used in President Johnson’s War on Poverty, which with the Appalachian Regional Commission, aimed to reduce the acute poverty of the 19 million rural residents across the 13 states making up Appalachia.

Title

[Mrs. Helen Allread, Substitute Teacher at Crawford School]

Contributor

Date

Creation: 1961

Description

Students at this one-room school in remote Overton County had recently gotten a hot lunch program, one of the first such programs in Tennessee. This was the main meal for the day for some students. Corn later wrote that he wanted to “hold up a mirror for society to look at itself.” His photos were used in President Johnson’s War on Poverty, which with the Appalachian Regional Commission, aimed to reduce the acute poverty of the 19 million rural residents across the 13 states making up Appalachia.

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Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0774, Jack Corn Collection, Image 003

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0774-Classroom_stove-1968.jpg

Citation

“[Mrs. Helen Allread, Substitute Teacher at Crawford School],” Gallery, accessed September 20, 2021, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/818.