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The Hubert Family Papers
5.5 linear feet
The Hubert Family traces their history from enslavement in the 1800s on the Benjamin Hubert plantation in Warren County, Georgia. After emancipation Zack Hubert and his brothers purchased 165 acres of land in Georgia, becoming some of the very few black landowners in the state. Zack Hubert never attended school but highly valued education. He and his wife Camilla, sent all twelve of their children to college. Eleven of the twelve graduated from Morehouse and Spelman Colleges. Upon graduation, their children pursued successful careers in education, agriculture, and business. A family history, Profile of a Black Heritage was published in 1977 by family member, Lester F. Russell
This collection includes items that document various family members and the Zack and Camillia Hubert Foundation. Beautine Hubert DeCosta (donor of the collection) is the most documented family member within the collection. She attended Spelman College, but received her A.B. degree from Georgia State College, Savannah, Georgia in 1933. Beautine also attended Atlanta University where she received her Masters Degree from the School of Social Work in 1942. Most of her career in social work was in Baltimore, Maryland. Of particular note among her papers are programs from the family life and marriage institutes she directed in the 1940's and 1950's. Also, there is a small amount of documentation on Charles Hubert who graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. degree in 1909 and later received his D.D. degree [from Morehouse School of Religion] in 1923. He joined the Morehouse College faculty in 1914 and served as acting president of Morehouse College in 1937, a position he held for three years until the election of President Benjamin E. Mays in 1940.
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