"I moved here from northern Michigan to work in the paper box factory but decided I wanted something better for myself... so I enrolled at Teacher's College. Now I teach in the Kalamazoo schools and make 40 dollars a month. I live with my cousin Mettie who keeps a little farm over on West Street."
-Bessie Blair, white female, age 27
Captions: Washington D.C. classroom, 1910 (unknown collection); postcard featuring Vine Street School, Kalamazoo in the early 1900s.
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