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date: 02 March 2021

Rollins, Charlemae Hilllocked

(20 June 1897–03 February 1979)
  • Holly G. Willett

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Rollins, Charlemae Hill (20 June 1897–03 February 1979), children's librarian, was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, daughter of Allen Hill, a farmer, and Birdie Tucker, a schoolteacher. The Hills moved to Beggs in the Oklahoma Territory in 1904. Until she was an adult, Rollins attended segregated schools, including Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and Western University in Quindaro, Kansas, for the equivalent of a high school education. She spent the 1917-1918 academic year at Howard University in Washington, D.C....

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