FLOR500, Garden 200 Blanche Armwood, Educator, Community Activist, Civil Rights Activist (1890–1939) Tampa native, Blanche Armwood was an educator and activist who worked to improve conditions for African Americans and women. She taught in the public schools, was active in many organizations, and served as Executive Secretary of the Tampa Urban League. In 1922, she became the first Supervisor of Negro Schools in Hillsborough County. In 1934, she graduated from Howard Law School, the first African American woman from Florida to earn a law degree from an accredited school.
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Blanche Armwood, Educator, Community Activist, Civil Rights Activist

(1890–1939)

Tampa native, Blanche Armwood was an educator and activist who worked to improve conditions for African Americans and women. She taught in the public schools, was active in many organizations, and served as Executive Secretary of the Tampa Urban League. In 1922, she became the first Supervisor of Negro Schools in Hillsborough County. In 1934, she graduated from Howard Law School, the first African American woman from Florida to earn a law degree from an accredited school. 













































































































































 

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