The Faith Home
Residents of the Faith Home, New Orleans, 1898
In 1873, Joanna P. Moore, a native of Pennsylvania, came to Louisiana under the auspices of the Women's Baptist Home Missionary Society.  During her time in New Orleans and southeast Louisiana, she did many good works, especially for African-Americans of the area.  She helped form church schools, Bible study groups and tutored both children and adults in reading.  She started various trade classes for young women, from sewing to secretarial skills.  In 1879, she established the Faith Home for elderly Black women who had no place to live.  The Faith Home was still in existence in 1902, when Miss Moore published her autobiography.  I don't know it's location or how much longer it was open and, unfortunately, I don't have the names of the ladies pictured above.  The photos are from her autobiography, "In Christ's Stead."  She died in 1916.
Joanna P. Moore, 1880
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