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Juliet Derricotte

African American educator Juliette Derricotte was born in Athens, Georgia, on April 1, 1897. She is best known for her work as the Dean of Women at Fisk University. Her death in 1931, after she was denied care at a whites-only hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, sparked national outrage. An exhibit produced by Outhistory contributor Lauren Kientz Anderson investigates the possibility that Derricotte was a lesbian. See Educator Juliette Derricotte (1897-1931): Interpreting Evidence About Same Sex-Love, by Lauren Kientz Anderson.