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Mother On a Mission - Generations of Education
Effie G Yancy and Family




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Effie G Yancy
Known by her family as "Gramma Ste" -  Effie Jane Gordon Yancy was the daughter of a slave, Isaac (Ike) Gordon.  She had some college education herself (Leland College in Baker, LA -- one of the first Black private colleges in the nation.  She was a teacher in Greensburg, LA.  She was determined that all of her nine children would go to college, and they all did! And seven of them got advanced degrees.  Among her descendants are  various University Faculty and Doctors.

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Left to Right:   Vivian Yancy Smith; Toretha Yancy; Robert E. Yancy, Jr., Lester B. Yancy;
Clyde Yancy, Sr.; Audrey Yancy Harrison; Gordon Yancy; Floyd Yancy; and Dillon Yancy.

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