October 22, 2021

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Mary Hines Johnson

(Franklin, GA) — The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that Mary Hines Johnson will be posthumously presented the NSDAR Women in American History Award on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 10:00 AM, at the 4H Center located at the river on 101 Glover Road in Franklin.

Mrs. Johnson was chosen for this recognition because of her notable contributions to the Heard County community.

Mary Hines Johnson was a native of Heard County that identified an educational need in the children of color in the county in the early to mid  1900’s.

She began to teach at Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1940 but would eventually spend her own money to teach in a one room wooden schoolhouse located off Highway 34.

Her life and legacy will be celebrated during the presentation of this award.

We invite the public to attend and honor this pioneer of education in our county.

For more information, please email us at www.jamesstewartchapterdar.org  or call (770) 856-3354 with any questions.

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