Abstract

Elizabeth Cleveland Morriss was a progressive adult education reformer and one of several founders of statewide evening school programs for adult literacy and adult elementary education. These evening schools for adults were part of a nationwide grassroots movement established during the Great Depression. Morriss followed in the footsteps of Cora Wilson Stewart, founder of the Moonlight Schools for Adults in Kentucky, established in 1911. While Stewart's contribution has been well acknowledged and documented, the contribution of Elizabeth Cleveland Morriss, with the Community Schools for Adults in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, established in 1919, has not been.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2166-3033
Print ISSN
2164-8034
Pages
pp. 186-206
Launched on MUSE
2017-05-10
Open Access
No
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