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Dame Nellie Robinson

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on 15 February 2013

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Transcript of Dame Nellie Robinson

Georgiana Ellen Robinson was born
on 7th December 1880. She migrated to the United States as a young child and returned to Antigua at age 14. In April 1898, Miss Robinson started an educational institution which developed and grew into the T.O.R. Memorial High School. Now, the T.O.R Memorial School The school was named after her brother
Thomas Oliver Robinson. "Miss Rob" desired to provide higher education for
the poor, non-whites and children whose parents were not married. Georgiana continued her education at Coke College, which was located at East Street, St. John's. In her eyes, education was for all.
Her strong Christian faith inspired her to educate and empower others. Miss "Nellie" Robinson died on 29th April, 1972, at the age of 92 years. On November 1st 2006, Miss Georgiana Robinson became Dame Georgiana Robinson. She is recognized as one of our National Heroes.
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