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