Helen Renfrow

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US-GCS DCL Coll-284 Row A CITY Grinnell Stories-2015-07-15

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Helen Renfrow



Helen Renfrow
African Americans, Education

Post title: Helen Sets the Tone...

NOTE: Removed from Grinnell Stories blog when published in Grinnell Stories: African Americans of Early Grinnell by Kaiser, Daniel H., 1945- https://stewlib.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=grinnell+stories+early+african+americans&te=#

Date published: July 15, 2015

Link to blog post: N/A, see note

Drake Library Archive Digital File Name: Grinnell Stories/2015-07-06 Helen Renfrow

Summary: Helen Renfrow, after graduating as an African American in a predominantly white Grinnell High School, attended college at Fisk University and the University of Iowa. Helen Renfrow then married Allyn Lemme, and the two moved to Iowa City, where they lived for the rest of their lives. The Lemme home became a gathering place for Iowa City’s young African Americans, Lemme was incredibly active in the larger community, and, in 1970, an Iowa City elementary school was opened and named in Lemme’s honor.

411 First Avenue, Grinnell, IA, USA
Fisk University, Nashville, TN, USA
Gates, George A.
Grinnell High School
Helen Lemme Elementary School
Lemme, Allyn
Renfrow, Alice
Renfrow, Edith
Renfrow, Eva Craig
Renfrow, Evanel
Renfrow, Lee Augustus
Renfrow, Rudolph
The Old Stone Church (Congregational Church)
University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

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See also Collection #279 - Renfrow Family

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