A new scholarship at Tulane University in New Orleans has been established to honor the legacy of an African-American woman known as a trailblazer in social work.
A Tulane news release says the scholarship will honor the late Jeanette Jennings — a Tulane graduate who became the first black faculty member at the University of Mississippi.
The scholarship is being set up with a gift from the Delta Foundation, a charitable group that supports college education, especially for students in the Mississippi Delta.
Tulane said Roger and Carol Nooe, who sit on the Foundation's board, spearheaded the scholarship effort. Roger Nooe holds a doctorate in social work from Tulane. He met Jennings at Tulane in the late 1960s while she was working on her master's degree in social work.
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