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Name:    Williams, Arsania M.
Profession:  Educator
Category:  African-American Experience, Education, Human and Social Services
Description:    Arsania M. Williams was a teacher for more than fifty years. In 1940, the Missouri State Association of Negro Teachers honored her with a distinguished service medal. Because of segregation in St. Louis, Williams worked at schools for black children, including L´Ouverture, Simmons, and Marshall Elementary. She organized the St. Louis Standard Leadership Training School for church school teachers and served as its dean for 20 years. She was also active in the community, serving as dean of the Women´s Home Missionary Society of Missions, chair of the Interdenominational Committee of the Central West Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and board member of the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association.

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