Dated “Oct 24th 1860,” this two-page handwritten manuscript contains a debate speech by University of Mississippi student Evan J.
Juliette Derricotte was born in Athens, Georgia on April 1, 1897. She became the first woman trustee of Talladega College and travelled across the US and abroad on speaking tours in support of black colleges and education. She was a delegate at the convention of the World's Student Christian Federation in 1924 and 1928. In 1929 she became Dean of Women at Fisk University.
When Congress is in session, a day in the life of a member can be packed with meetings, phone calls, and events…even more so when you are Chair of the House Appropriations Committee which directs federal spending. The selection for this week’s blog is from U.S. Representative Jamie L.