I have been researching my family history, and in doing so discovered wonderful, historic papers and books that my maternal grandmother had because she was a PORO Agent in Alabama. She made enough money to buy her own house in 1919 - I found the deed. The PORO book is absolutely marvelous. Just looking at the photographs of the building and the women who made their careers there brought tears to my eyes and filled me with pride.
Thank you so much for sharing word of your discovery with the Annie Malone Historical Society. I would love to learn more about your Grandmother. Maybe there would be something in her story that we could share on the website. Knowing that your grandmother used the skills she learned at the Poro College to improve her life is exactly what Annie Malone worked to do. Did you find evidence that your Grandmother was involved in the community in other ways? Did she ever receive any of the lavish prizes that Ms. Malone awarded. I would love to learn more.
The Annie Malone Historical Society will be celebrating in this November the 100th anniversary of Poro College. I woud love to learn more about your grandmother's experiences at Poro College. Please contact us to share any information you may have. If you should ever decide to pass along your Poro collection from your grandmother, the AMHS would consider it a privilege to receive any articles of donation to our museum. Thank you for sharing this history about your grandmother.
Yes! I found Annie! At first we thought she married a turnbo but she IS a TURNBO! Its an amazing feeling to be related to this pioneer! 30 years ago we used to get phone calls asking if we where related to her and we said no! We where miss informed. I wish I could be involved in telling HER TRUTH. I also with her real name would be used and not her married ones. Malone was a con artist who ruined her financally! I hope Annie Minerva Turnbo's legacy will be corrected so she gets her rightful respected glorious place in Her-story!!
So glad to know that you are related to Mrs. Malone. I would love to learn more about how your family confirmed your relationship. What a great family story that would be. We continue to use the name Malone as she did throughout her life. Please be assured that the information we share as we tell her story does include information about the difficult time Mrs. Malone had divorcing Mr. Malone. If you could share more information it would be more that appreciated.
She believed that each of us is special and worthy of all the possibilities life has to offer.