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Annie Malone Children & Family Service Center

Annie Malone Children's Organization will celebrate 125 years of service

Dec 19, 2012
Marquita Farland and her sons (from left) Leondre Clark, 18, and Leondis Clark, 14.
Virginia Gilbert | For the St. Louis Beacon

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: One hundred and twenty five years ago Sarah Newton Cohron and other African-American teachers in the local segregated schools started a campaign to establish the St. Louis Colored Orphans Home.

“We should by all means look into conditions of the Colored orphans of the city,” said Julia Casey, according to the Feb. 23, 1887, minutes of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. “Do, ladies, take some action. … We have left it to others long enough.”