Anna E. Hall served in Liberia

Anna E. Hall was born in Georgia – on March 1st, 1870.

While at Clark University, she shared her desire to work as a missionary (Clark Atlanta University). She finished her coursework at CU in 1892. She worked as the principal of Jesup School for four years after graduating.

From 1899 to 1901, Anna was able to enroll in the New England Deaconess Training School in Boston, Massachusetts. After earning her degree, she was appointed a deaconess at the Central United Methodist Church on Lloyd Street in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked for five years.

She was invited to travel to Liberia in December 1906 to teach the Kroo (Kru) people. This marked the start of her missionary works; 14 years after, she shared what she knew was her calling. In 1907, she relocated to southern Liberia where she served as Director of the Julia A. Stewart Memorial Girls Home and School, Garraway Mission. There, she worked until 1931.

When she retired from her work in Liberia, she moved back to Atlanta, where she continued to serve the community around her. She was known by many as “Mama Hall” by many. In Liberia, the Liberia Garraway Mission named a church Anna E. Hall Methodist Church in 1952. That same year, Gammon Theological Seminary named the Anna E. Hall Dormitory for Married Students. In 1956, Anna was knighted during the inaugural ceremonies of president-elect William V.S. Tubman and vice president-elect William Tolbert.

Anna E. Hall passed away on March 6, 1964, at age 94 in Atlanta, Georgia


  • Dennis, Sammye. “Not For Ourselves, But For Others.”Anna E. Hall December 6, 1964
  • “The Foundation.” Anna E. Hall 1 (Sept. 1911)
  • Johnson, Denise R., ed. “The Inside Line Clark College.” Editorial. Clark Graduate Honored for International Services 30 Sept. 1980: 2-3. Print.