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Text of a speech delivered by Col. Dillard on September 3, 1927 at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.

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  • This is a transcription of a speech given at the John C. Campbell Folk School's Dedication Day in 1927. The speech was delivered by John H. Dillard, known as Colonel Jack Dillard. In this speech, Dillard traces the history of the folk school idea as the Campbells brought it to the mountains. He describes the needs and benefits of the community and its people. He finishes with a glowing tribute to Rowena Roberts and urges his listeners to "be diligent, loyal and true" that they may reap the advantages of the new school. Dillard lived in Murphy, N.C. and worked as an attorney for the Southern Railway, also served as mayor and was twice elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He was instrumental in the formation of the Folk School.
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  • This is a transcription of a speech given at the John C. Campbell Folk School's Dedication Day in 1927. The speech was delivered by John H. Dillard, known as Colonel Jack Dillard. In this speech, Dillard traces the history of the folk school idea as the Campbells brought it to the mountains. He describes the needs and benefits of the community and its people. He finishes with a glowing tribute to Rowena Roberts and urges his listeners to "be diligent, loyal and true" that they may reap the advantages of the new school. Dillard lived in Murphy, N.C. and worked as an attorney for the Southern Railway, also served as mayor and was twice elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He was instrumental in the formation of the Folk School.