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Lugenia Burns Hope


Full Name: Lugenia Burns Hope
Born: February 19, 1871
Died: August 14, 1947
Notable: Activist
Nationality: American


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Hope began her career as a social activist in Chicago where she worked at Kings Daughters and Hull House. A year after marriage, Hope moved with her husband to Atlanta where she joined other women in founding the Neighborhood Union.

The organization used Morehouse students to assess the needs of the Black community and then worked to improve health education, the condition of schools, and options for recreation. She later became the first vice president of the NAACP’s Atlanta chapter and helped to create citizenship schools which later influenced strategies in the Civil Rights Movement.

Works Cited

  1. Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Lugenia Burns Hope.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 15 Feb. 2019,
  2. “Lugenia Burns Hope (1871-1947).” New Georgia Encyclopedia,

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