Social interactions among African American women in Georgia’s Black Belt during the years between the world wars helped those women to improve their lives. Fort Valley State College and the Extension Service of the United States Department of Agriculture provided black organizers and venues for friendly get-togethers, clubs, and farm demonstrations that enabled otherwise isolated rural women to meet and form supportive friendships. Because of the existence of Fort Valley State College and the Extension Service, Middle Georgia’s rural African American women could boast that “no one was on their own.”

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