FLOR500, Garden 44 Lilly James, Educator (1882?–1957) The mother of General “Chappie” James, Lilly James opened a School for Colored Children in Pensacola in 1903, providing a quality education for children otherwise ignored by the segregated public school system. For more than fifty years, Lilly James instilled in her students an eleventh commandment: “Thou shalt not quit.” This, together with her demands for excellence and perfection, led many of her students on to professional and business success.
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Lilly James, Educator

(1882?–1957)

The mother of General "Chappie” James, Lilly James opened a School for Colored Children in Pensacola in 1903, providing a quality education for children otherwise ignored by the segregated public school system. For more than fifty years, Lilly James instilled in her students an eleventh commandment: "Thou shalt not quit.” This, together with her demands for excellence and perfection, led many of her students on to professional and business success.





 




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