Meet Marnagee!

Marnagee is the Development Intern for the Spring 2021 semester. She graduated Summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Public Affairs certificate. Marnagee is currently in UGA’s Master of Public Administration program and is expected to graduate in May 2022. Her master’s degree prepares students…

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Suffrage Saturday: Maude Craig

It’s #SuffrageSaturday! Today, we want to introduce you to Maude Craig (pictured left). Craig was born in Austin, Texas in February 1880. She attended Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College, and she taught as a public school teacher for her entire life. Alongside being a teacher, Craig had a passion for activism. She helped…

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Meet Mandy!

Hi there! I’m Mandy, the Social Media & Marketing Associate! I’ve been a proud member of the JRF team since November 2019. My favorite thing about JRF is that we offer so much more than just a scholarship, we create a network of support for our Scholars and build lifelong relationships with them. At JRF,…

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Remembering George Floyd

It’s Wednesday, so y’all know what that means – another installment of #WakeUpWednesday. We’d like to take today’s post to remember George Floyd, who was murdered one year ago yesterday and whose death sparked a national uprising and global reckoning. While Floyd was not the first and certainly not the last Black man to have…

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Meet Cat!

I’m Cat and I love people! I’m my best person when I’m helping others. I grew up in a low-income household as the youngest of nine children. I was pulled out of school at the age of twelve and didn’t return to school until I was in my 30’s. I’m a single mother of three…

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Suffrage Saturday: Sarah Massey Overton

Happy #SuffrageSaturday, folks! Today, we’d like you to meet another phenomenal suffrage activist, Sarah Massey Overton! Overton was born in Massachusetts, and she moved to California as a young girl. They joined a budding Black community in San Jose, and there she joined the Phoenixonian Institute and learned to read, write, and play music. It…

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Meet Riley!

My name is Riley Grube, and I am a junior at the University of Georgia! I am majoring in political science with a minor in international affairs. I started working at JRF this summer as a development associate, and I have loved it so far! I really appreciate how kind and welcoming everyone at JRF…

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Breaking Up With Your Favorite Racist Childhood Classic Books

It’s time for another installment of #WakeUpWednesday! Today, we’d like to share an article entitled “Breaking up with your favorite racist childhood classic books”. The author of this article dives into why critiquing childhood favorites and rethinking our previously-held understanding of children’s literature is an act of love and healing. Philip Nel, the major contributor…

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Meet Ty!

My name is Tylanna! I joined the Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund team in January 2018 as an intern. My passion for learning and helping others along with my major in Women’s Studies led me to join . As the Program and Development Associate, I have been working closely with the scholarship program and our Scholars to…

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