(1883–1972) Jesse O. Thomas was one of the founders of the Atlanta University School of Social Work. Born in McComb, Mississippi, Thomas studied at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, the New York School, and the Chicago School of Research. Before joining the Urban League in 1919 as field secretary for the southern states, he held leadership positions in industrial education. In 1928 he served on the Mississippi Flood Relief Committee.
From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Social Work.