Groundbreakers

Joyce C. Hearn

(1929-2021)  The Honorable Joyce C. Hearn was born in Cedartown, Georgia, to J.C. and Carolyn Carter Camp. She met her husband after enrolling in West Georgia College at age 16. She …

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Mary McLeod Bethune

(1875-1955)  Mary McLeod Bethune is an inspirational woman who led an extraordinary life in service of bettering her community, and society beyond. She was born near Maysville, South Carolina as …

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Marian Wright Edelman

(1939-)  Marian Wright Edelman has advocated for disadvantaged Americans and founded the Children’s Defense Fund during her professional life. This fund has become the strongest voice for children and families …

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Susan Pringle Frost

(1873-1960)  Susan Pringle Frost was born a member of an important family, very distinguished and well known in Charleston. When her family’s business started to fail, she entered the workforce …

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