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Cinco Crawley Dickerson

 

 

Cinco Crawley Dickerson, Bentonville, 1920s. Cinco Crawley was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1900. In 1920, she moved to Bentonville where she was a teacher in the town's school for African American children. Classes were held in a local church.

Cinco married Arthur "Rabbit" Dickerson in 1922. During her tenure as a teacher, Cinco Crawley Dickerson helped establish a PTA and organized a fundraiser to purchase land for a new school and playground. She continued to teach until the Bentonville schools were desegrated in the late 1950s. Jo Hall Collection (S -96-2-23)

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