The Rankin File

Celebrating Pride Month

Happy #WakeUpWednesday day and happy #pridemonth! Today, we want to share some education resources for you and your loved ones to learn about the origins of Pride Month. The goal of our page is to enlighten our readers about our communities’ histories and present day issues by providing open, honest, and thorough education. The article…
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Meet Sachi!

Hi y’all! It’s Sachi, the social media intern for JRF! I’d like to take a second to introduce myself and let y’all know who’s behind some of these posts!  I was born and raised in Putnam County, Georgia, which is a tiny, rural, conservative area (read: many cows) about an hour south of Athens. Growing…
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Celebrating Jeannette

Happy #SuffrageSaturday! This month we are celebrating the life of Jeannette Rankin, in conjunction with her birthday on June 11. She was born in Missoula County, Montana and received her education from University of Montana and University of Washington. As a long time activist for women’s suffrage and children’s education, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman…
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100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre

It’s time for another installment of #WakeUpWednesday! Today, two days after the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, we’d like to take a moment to remember those whose lives were taken. If you’d like to read more about this massacre specifically, take a look at the post from December 16th, 2020. Instead of revisiting this…
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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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