BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Nannie Helen Burroughs
Legacy and honors
- 1907, she received an honorary M.A. from Eckstein Norton University, a historically black college in Cane Spring, Bullitt County, Kentucky. (It merged with Simpson University in 1912.)
- In 1909, Burroughs founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, DC and operated it until her death after a short closure during the Great Depression. The school continues.
- 1976, this school was renamed the Nannie Helen Burroughs School in her honor. It has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
- Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE, a street in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, DC, is named for her.
- The Burroughs Collection of papers is held by the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division. It consists of 110,000 items (1900–1963); bulk (1928–60), which contain material concerning her activities with the National Baptist Convention, National League of Republican Colored Women, and National Association of Wage Earners.
- In 1997 Burroughs was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women's History Project.