Mary Godfrey: A Brief Eulogy

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Mary Godfrey was born on July 3, 1913 . While her obituary states that she was born in the small southern town, Charlotte Court House, Virginia, in a personal interview, Godfrey’s states she was born in New York, but people would like to think she is from Virginia (Hollingsworth, 1998, p. 200). At some point, Godfrey’s family migrated from Charlotte Court House, Virginia to New York City. Godfrey was one of eight children of Henry B. Godfrey and Louise Read. Her older sister, Cleveland Community Activist and journalist, Stella Godfrey White Bigham was the first African American woman to sit on the Cleveland Transit System board whose work promoted interracial understanding. I have a personal interest in Charlotte Court House, Virginia because
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