ERIC Number: ED369720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-24
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George Peabody's (1795-1869) Educational Legacy.
Parker, Franklin; Parker, Betty J.
During his career, George Peabody financially supported educational endeavors and went beyond the accumulation of money to leave for one's children. His support began in the mid-1800s and his educational legacy remains. He established: (1) a $2 million Peabody Education Fund to promote public schools and teacher training in 12 civil war devastated southern states; (2) three museums of science; (3) the Baltimore Peabody Institute Library and Peabody Conservatory of Music, both now part of Johns Hopkins University; (4) six institute libraries with lecture halls that served adult education; and (5) low cost model housing in London for working people where about 19,000 people still live. George Peabody influenced individuals to support education, and his legacy serves as a reminder to others. (CK)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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