Mila Jean Steinhaus a well-known Atlanta educator, a former Briarcliff High School PTA president and an integration advocate in the early 1960s, died June 15 after suffering a stroke. She was 89.
Steinhaus was involved in a group called OASIS (Organizations Assisting School in September) that worked with Northside High School integrating black students into white schools in 1961, according to her obituary in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
From the story:
She took the education of her own children and their classmates seriously, volunteering as room mother at Fernbank and Kittredge schools and presiding as president of the PTA at Briarcliff High School, not to mention leading a Girl Scout troop.
Mrs. Steinhaus was a past president of the Emory University Women’s Club and in that capacity helped organize and raise funds for the renovation of Houston Mill House, a hospitality venue for the university.
Check out the rest of the lengthy obit in the AJC.