Dedicated to Mrs. Addie Cannon Sloan
Mrs. Addie Cannon Sloan received her early education in her native home of South Carolina. Upon moving to Atlanta, she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, and completed a B.A. Degree in Education from Morris Brown College. She later received a M.A. Degree from Atlanta University, and furthered her education by attending Georgia State University and the Interdenominational theological Center (ITC). Mrs. Sloan began her teaching career with the Carroll County School System, joining the Vila Rica Elementary faculty. She later served with the Fulton County School System, teaching fifth grade at J.F. Beavers School where she was selected Teacher of the year in 1965 and retired in 1975 after 33 years.
Mrs. Sloan was an active member of Atlanta University’s and Morris Brown College’s Alumni Associations. She also held memberships with the National Council of Negro Women; The Atlanta Urban League; The DeKalb Council on Aging; DeKalb Democratic Women; Atlanta-DeKalb Voters’ Council; Atlanta Business Women’s Club; Past member of the Executive Board of Directors of North Central Georgia’s Health Systems Agency and member of the resource committee; The Y.M.C.A. and The N.A.A.C.P.
During Mrs. Sloan’s 84-years, she received numerous awards and honors for dedicated professional, community and religious service. Her fundraising attributes boosted the membership rolls of the Atlanta Y.W.C.A. for over 25 years. Her devotion to the organization yielded more than 40 citations, trophies and media recognitions, including their “1981 Service Award”, with a private display room in the original Phyllis Wheatley branch location. ITC awarded her in 1983 for outstanding contributions to the Black Church. Other community honors and acknowledgements include credits in the 1971-72 edition of Personalities of the South; the 1974 edition of International Dictionary Biography; The Bicentennial Memorial Edition of Personalities of the South; the 1976 Who’s Who Among American Women; and selected “Bronze Woman of the Year in Religion” by Iota Lambda Sorority.
She was a faithful member of The Butler Street C.M.E. Church where she served in the following capacities and memberships: Board of Trusties; Board of Christian Education; Pastor’s Aid Board; The Stewardess Board; Chaplin of the Eastside Board; V.P. of the Missionary Society; Past Secretary of Membership and Evangelism; Past Pres. of the Atlanta District Women’s Missionary Council; Former Assistant Secretary of the Georgia Annual Conference; Conference Secretary of Literature and Publication; General Chairperson of 1969-70 Women’s Day; “Key Woman” for Church United; Past Treasurer of the Atlanta District Laymen’s Council; and invited as speaker on countless occasions and delegate to various conventions. This tireless servant in the metro Atlanta community was an extraordinary woman, who at her life’s end delivered “Meals-On-Wheels” into her mid-seventies.
A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS
THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEGRO EDUCATION IN FULTON COUNTY, GEORGIA, 1900-1955
BY ADDIE CANNON SLOAN
SUBMITTED, AUGUST, 1960