Evva Kenney Heath letter to Louise Kenney   Save
Evva Kenney Heath letter to Louise Kenney
Description: Letter from Evva Kenney Heath to her mother, Louise Kenney. In the letter, Evva discusses her difficulty in getting a government appointment due to her race. John, mentioned on page three of the letter, is Evva's brother. Evva Kenney was born and grew up in Cardington, Ohio, where she attended the predominantly white Cardington-Union Schools and graduated from high school in 1897. After teaching for a year in West Virginia, Evva moved Columbus in the spring of 1898 and began taking business courses at Parsons Community College. She later married Henry Heath and the couple attended Howard University Law School. She and Henry founded their own law firm, Heath & Heath Attorneys and Counselors at Law, and practiced in Washington, D.C. In 1907, Evva returned to Cardington to care for her ailing mother. Evva became ill early in 1908 and died in 1909 at the age of 29. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS1274_B01F13_01_01
Subjects: African American Ohioans; Ohio women; Families; Lawyers; Discrimination
Places: Washington (District of Columbia)