The prestigious Jesse Ketchum Medal has been awarded to the top scholars in the Buffalo Public Schools since 1873, but it wasn't until 1884 that Grace Celia Taylor became the first African American recipient.
The full article is available in the Winter 2019 Issue.
From inside the shelter of a privileged life, she started to help people anonymously. Now the foundation she started has taken on a life of its own.
The real story behind the pioneering social reformer who put women and children first. The beginnings of social work in America as embodied in Buffalo's Fitch Créche.