The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Education Board, General

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EDUCATION BOARD, General. This board was founded in New York city in February 1902 and chartered by Congress on 12 Jan. 1903, its object being the promotion of education throughout the United States, without distinction as to race, sex or creed. Beside gifts from several philanthropists, the board received, when chartered, a special gift of $1,000,000 from John D. Rockefeller for carrying on the work in the Southern States. Upon the assurance of the success of this movement, on 30 June 1905 he made an additional gift of $10,000,000 and in 1907 a further sum of $32,000,000. See General Education Board.