Janie Porter Barrett (9 August 1865 - 27 August 1948) (née Porter) was an American social reformer, educator and welfare worker. She established the Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls, a pioneering rehabilitation center for African American female delinquents. She was also the founder of the Virginia State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs.
Barrett was born in Athens, Georgia on 9 August 1865. Her mother Julia was a former slave. Her father's name is unknown, but because of Barrett's fair skin it is thought that he was Caucasian.
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