Juliette Derricotte Biography

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American educator Juliette Aline Derricotte (1897-1931) was the first female trustee at Talladega College and a member of the general committee of the World Student Christian Federation. Feeling a special call to participate in black education in the South, Derricotte accepted a position at Fisk University as its dean of women in 1929. Her promising career was cut short by a fatal automobile accident at the age of 34.

Juliette Aline Derricotte was born on April 1, 1897, in Athens, Georgia. She was the fifth of nine children of Isaac Derricotte, a cobbler, and Laura (Hardwick) Derricotte, a seamstress. Her parents managed to provide a home that was warm, affectionate, and secure. The lively and sensitive Derricotte, growing up in Athens, soon became aware of the racial mores of a small southern town in the early 1900s. For example, she learned that her family would always be the last to be waited...

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