The Pineland School, Mrs. Mollie Jones, and the Progressive Roots of Salemburg, North Carolina

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Brooke Weston (Creator)
University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA )
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Alvis Dunn

Abstract: The Salem School,later The Pineland School,in Salemburg, NC not only became a successful and well-respected institution, but also saw from its administrative ranks the launch of a series of activists, both in the social and political spheres, who would go on to have an impact locally, statewide, and even nationally. The Pineland School nurtured the spirit of Progressivism and became an epicenter of activism and reform. Co-principal Mrs. W. J. (Mollie) Jones, affectionately known by her students as “ Miss Mollie,” was a veritable progressive force for the school as well as on a county, state and national level, spearheading numerous reform, health, suffrage, community, and education related projects. Mollie Jones’ tenure as co-principal, then later as president, of the school lasted almost forty-five years until her death in 1945. This paper examines the history of both the school and Mollie Jones and how the two were closely intertwined.

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Language: English
Date: 2016
Pineland School, Mollie Jones, progressive activism, Salemburg NC

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