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Alice Dugged Cary

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Died  25 September 1941, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Alice Dugged Cary, also known as Alice Dugged Carey (born New London, Indiana, 1859 - died Atlanta, GA September 25, 1941) was an African American educator and librarian.

In 1886 she became principal of Morris Brown College, Atlanta Georgia. At the time of her marriage she was assistant principal of the New Lincoln School, Kansas City, MO. In 1887 she was the first principal of the Mitchell Street School, a position she held concurrently with her university role. In 1921 she was appointed the first librarian of the Auburn Carnegie Library in Atlanta, the first library in the city accessible to African Americans under segregation. She also established the second branch of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority in that year. Cary was politically active, serving as the Georgia State Chairman of the Colored Woman's Committee, and as president of the Georgia State Federation of Coloured Women.

She married Rev. Jefferson Carey Jnr., a minister of the A. M. E. Church, in 1886.


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