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An educational pioneer, she offered the first night classes to day laborers and became a founder of the Moonlight School movement to educate adult illiterates in the evening. She was a former school superintendent, the first woman president of the Kentucky Education Association, and in 1926, was named director of the National Illiteracy Crusade. From 1929-33, was chairperson of President Hoover’s Commission on Illiteracy. She was a delegate to the 1920 Democratic Convention where she was nominated for president of the United States.

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